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

 

grifter

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪftə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪftər//
 
(especially US English)
 
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a person who tricks people into giving them money, etc. Word Origin early 20th cent.: alteration of graft2 + -er.
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