Origin of buncoc. 1875 from Spanish banca, card game from It, bank
transitive verb-·coed, -·co·ing
also bun·ko Informal
nounpl. bun·cos, also bun·kos
transitive verbbun·coed, bun·co·ing, bun·cos, also bun·koed bun·ko·ing bun·kos
Origin of buncoProbably alteration of Spanish banca card game from Italian banca bank of Germanic origin ; see bank 2.
- (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.