(sometimes used with a plural verb) a group of methods for obtaining money falsely through the use of swindles, frauds, dishonest gambling, etc.
money obtained from such practices.
to profit by the use of grift: a man known to have grifted for many years.
to obtain (money or other profit) by grift.
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How to use grift in a sentence
There’s something honorable in her grift, the show seems to argue, and if you don’t agree, you might be a bit sexist.
On behalf of America, that’s the grift McConnell is pulling.‘Grim Reaper’ Mitch McConnell Is Coming to Kill the Economy | Margaret Carlson | September 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Everyone is in on the grift, whether they realize it or not.
Like many another irresponsible young man, Jacob Van de grift married became quite a different person.
Among other pieces of furniture made by him was the cradle in which Fanny Van de grift was rocked.
Young Van de grift, who was an excellent amateur boxer, joined in these frays with enthusiasm in defense of the Quakers.