noun Informal.

a deception, fraud, or imposition.

Origin of take-in

First recorded in 1770–80; noun use of verb phrase take in
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Historical Examples of take-in

  • Ah, signora mia, what a take-in You saw my father-in-law at the time of our wedding.

    The Law Inevitable

    Louis Couperus