Definition of swindle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈswɪndl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndl//
Committing crime
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[usually singular] a situation in which somebody uses dishonest or illegal methods in order to get money from a company, another person, etc. synonym con an insurance swindle See related entries: Committing crime Word Originlate 18th cent.: back-formation from swindler, from German Schwindler ‘extravagant maker of schemes, swindler’, from schwindeln ‘be giddy’, also ‘tell lies’.
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