verb (used with object), swin·dled, swin·dling.
verb (used without object), swin·dled, swin·dling.
- swinburne, algernon charles,
- swindle sheet,
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.
Word Origin for swindle
1782, back-formation from swindler. Related: Swindled; swindling. As a noun from 1833.