verb (used with object), swin·dled, swin·dling.
verb (used without object), swin·dled, swin·dling.
Origin of swindle
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Contemporary Examples of swindle
An illegal stock tip is not the same thing as a swindle; but $68 million buys a lot of basketballs and BB guns.What Tolstoy Teaches Us About Insider Trading
June 2, 2013
Another way of looking at it: How many Bernard Madoffs would it take to swindle the US taxpayer out of $1.2 trillion?The Wall Street Journal's Trillion-Dollar Error
January 14, 2009
Historical Examples of swindle
Sell he swindle, rum, fire-water, We will sell him Fear in plenty.
Of course, if there is anything approaching a swindle in it, I shall have nothing to do with it.A Woman Intervenes
A cardinal and a queen implicated in a forgery and a swindle!The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Ay, grow pale if you like; but I 'll repeat the word,—a swindle!Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
I'd like to know about this swindle that's going to be sprung on him.One Day More
Word Origin for swindle
1782, back-formation from swindler. Related: Swindled; swindling. As a noun from 1833.