Other Word Forms of Swindle
Origin of Swindle
Back-formation from swindler one who swindles from German Schwindler giddy person, cheat from schwindeln to be dizzy, swindle from Middle High German from Old High German swintilōn frequentative of swintan to disappear
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle High German, from Old High German swintiln, frequentative of the verb swintan, compare Modern German schwindeln.
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