bunco

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bunco

bunco

bunko

US informal

noun plural -cos or -kos

a swindle, esp one by confidence tricksters

verb -cos, -coing, -coed, -kos, -koing or -koed

(tr) to swindle; cheat

Word Origin for bunco

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