Grift meaning

grĭft
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Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
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To obtain by swindling or cheating.
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To swindle on a small scale.
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A swindle or confidence game.
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To engage in swindling or cheating.
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A petty swindle.
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A confidence game or swindle.

As in "What's the Grift?" or "What are you trying to pull?"

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To obtain illegally, as by con game.
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(intransitive) To obtain money illegally.
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Origin of grift

  • Perhaps alteration of graft

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