[ grif-ter ]
/ ˈgrɪf tər /
a person who operates a side show at a circus, fair, etc., especially a gambling attraction.
a swindler, dishonest gambler, or the like.
- griffith, d. w.,
- grignard reaction,
- grignard reagent
Origin of grifter
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Examples from the Web for grifter
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is a grifter and a wingnut, but is he possibly a felon too?Ethics Office Sees Evidence Republican Congressman Broke the Law|Ben Jacobs|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a lifetime being raised by and working alongside his grifter father, Bob decides he wants out.
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