grifter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grifter a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
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Usage

In literature:

Grifters, conning people out of money over the phone, have been around for decades.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Number Three includes grifters, beggars, bums, and guys out for the soft touch and here I begin to wonder.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
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In news:

Scam Artiste Hilary Spurling recounts the life of a notorious female grifter who bilked half of 19th-century France.
Because if the grifter is good, you'll end up getting taken all over again.
Hacker and Grifter Duel on the Net.
Ray Wylie Hubbard delivers the roots-rock gospel with new album "Grifter's Hymnal ," playing Saturday and Sunday at the Blue Door.
The Grifter's Hymnal by Ray Wylie Hubbard, published by Bordello.
Whether you call her a coldhearted grifter or the soul of modern capitalism, there's no question that Aimée is a killer and a more than professional one.
High-Class Grifter David Bloom Gets Pinched … Again.
The alleged grifter who duped corporate giants.
Hipster Grifter Writes a Well-Wisher : 'Yes, I Have Made Mistakes.
Since we published our story about the hipster grifter Kari Ferrell yesterday, the Internet has been buzzing with information, speculation and sightings.
The stage is full of cheaters, grifters, thieves, and ne'er do wells.
The masked star of DC's Grifter series gets new allies and new foes courtesy of new writer Rob Liefeld.
2002 115 minutes Rated R. An experienced grifter (Ricardo Darin) takes a younger confrere (Gaston Pauls) under his wing to steal a block of stamps (called the "nine queens ") in this 2000 caper film from Argentina.
Art Modell, 1925-2012: grifter, traitor , model NFL owner.
Featuring Mark Dignam, The Grifters, Broken Fences, Chet Vincent, Jason Bennett, Dave Wisenauer and Dave Niggemyer of The Sablowskis, and Bryan McQuaid.
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