grifter

[ grif-ter ]
/ ˈgrɪf tər /

noun Slang.

a person who operates a side show at a circus, fair, etc., especially a gambling attraction.
a swindler, dishonest gambler, or the like.

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Origin of grifter

First recorded in 1910–15; grift + -er1
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