verb (used with object), swin·dled, swin·dling.
verb (used without object), swin·dled, swin·dling.
Origin of swindle
Examples from the Web for swindle
An illegal stock tip is not the same thing as a swindle; but $68 million buys a lot of basketballs and BB guns.
Another way of looking at it: How many Bernard Madoffs would it take to swindle the US taxpayer out of $1.2 trillion?
Having once consented to swindle, he had to outvie every lie by a new and bigger one.Dame Care|Hermann Sudermann
It's an editorial on the kind of swindle that causes tragedies like Maggie Breen's.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
It is easy for two men to arrange matters beforehand at this game, and so swindle a third.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
"It's a swindle," says he, but he signed and pushed the paper across.Rewards and Fairies|Rudyard Kipling
The managers, being in an unlawful business in this State, have the opportunity to swindle as they please.
British Dictionary definitions for swindle
Word Origin for swindle
Word Origin and History for swindle
1782, back-formation from swindler. Related: Swindled; swindling. As a noun from 1833.