Meaning of swindler in English:


Pronunciation /ˈswɪndlə/

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  • A person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.

    • ‘he used his charm to become a small-time swindler’
    fraudster, fraud, confidence trickster, confidence man, cheat, trickster, rogue, mountebank, exploiter, pretender, charlatan, sham, impostor, hoaxer, embezzler
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Late 18th century from German Schwindler ‘extravagant maker of schemes, swindler’, from schwindeln ‘be giddy’, also ‘tell lies’.