Origin of thimblerigsee rig
, -·rigged·, -·rig·ging
to cheat or swindle, as in this game
- See shell game.
- One who operates a thimblerig.
transitive verbthim·ble·rigged, thim·ble·rig·ging, thim·ble·rigs
To swindle with or as if with a thimblerig.
(third-person singular simple present thimblerigs, present participle thimblerigging, simple past and past participle thimblerigged)
- To cheat in the thimblerig game.
- To cheat by trickery.