- a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
- a piece of nonsense; twaddle; bosh.
- to trick, deceive, swindle, or cheat: A fortuneteller flimflammed her out of her savings.
Origin of flimflam
Related Words for flimflamfool, shaft, fleece, hose, scam, dupe, cheat, rook, burn, gull, trick, gyp, chisel, steal, con, sandbag, bilk, defraud, diddle, gip
Examples from the Web for flimflam
Historical Examples of flimflam
As long as there is plenty of flimflam to distract the viewer.Toy Shop
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
I tried my darndest to flimflam the information out of him, but it was no use.The Gray Phantom's Return
A flimflam offer by a theologian of inchoate title to improved real estate in the Sky for real estate, rentals and cash on Earth.The Roycroft Dictionary
He saw that modern financial ingenuity has found a way to flimflam the devil himself.Yellowstone Nights
- nonsense; foolishness
- (as modifier)flimflam arguments
- a deception; swindle
- (tr) to deceive; trick; swindle; cheat