Origin of buncoc. 1875 ; from Spanish banca, card game ; from It, bank
also bun·ko Informal
nounpl. bun·cos also bun·kos
transitive verbbun·coed, bun·co·ing, bun·cos also bun·koed or bun·ko·ing or bun·kos
Origin of buncoProbably alteration of Spanish banca, card game, from Italian banca, bank, of Germanic origin; see bank2.
- (US, slang) A swindle or confidence trick.
- A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century.
(third-person singular simple present buncos, present participle buncoing, simple past and past participle buncoed)
- (intransitive, US, slang) To swindle (someone).
Reportedly from Spanish banca, a card game.