[ buhng-koh ]
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noun, verb,plural bun·cos,bun·coed, bun·co·ing.

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How to use bunco in a sentence

  • This is one of the greatest bunco games ever practiced upon workingmen.

    The Red Conspiracy | Joseph J. Mereto

British Dictionary definitions for bunco


nounplural -cos or -kos
  1. a swindle, esp one by confidence tricksters

verb-cos, -coing, -coed, -kos, -koing or -koed
  1. (tr) to swindle; cheat

Origin of bunco

C19: perhaps from Spanish banca bank (in gambling), from Italian banca bank 1

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