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flim-flam

n.

also flimflam, 1530s, a contemptuous echoic construction, perhaps connected to some unrecorded dialectal word from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse flim "a lampoon"). From 1650s as a verb.

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Related Words for flim-flam

prank, burlesque, caricature, satire, parody, sell, trickery, deception, travesty, imposture, bluff, joke, cheat, phony, hoax, lampoon, game, sham, jest, fake

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