fraudster

/ (ˈfrɔːdstə) /

noun

a swindler
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Examples from the Web for fraudster

  • The University of Bayreuth has revoked his Ph.D. "We were duped by a fraudster," says Bayreuth law professor Oliver Lepsius.

    The Cheating German Baron|Stefan Theil|March 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • But Bernie had more than one extra-marital affair during his marriage to Ruth, according to a man close to the fraudster.

    Madoff's Other Girlfriends|Lucinda Franks|August 15, 2009|DAILY BEAST

Word Origin and History for fraudster

fraudster


n.

1975, from fraud + -ster. Earlier words were fraudsman (1610s); frauditor (1550s).

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