Bunco meaning

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A swindle in which an unsuspecting person is cheated; a confidence game.
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To swindle.
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(informal) A swindle, esp. at a card game or lottery; confidence game.
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(informal) To swindle; cheat.
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(US, slang) A swindle or confidence trick.
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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.
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(intransitive, US, slang) To swindle (someone).

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Origin of bunco

  • Probably alteration of Spanish banca card game from Italian banca bank of Germanic origin bank2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Reportedly from Spanish banca, a card game.

    From Wiktionary