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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grifter mean? 

GRIFTER (noun)
  The noun GRIFTER has 1 sense:

1. a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

  Familiarity information: GRIFTER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GRIFTER (noun)

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A person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

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Nouns denoting people


chiseler; chiseller; defrauder; grifter; scammer; swindler; gouger

Hypernyms ("grifter" is a kind of...):

beguiler; cheat; cheater; deceiver; slicker; trickster (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "grifter"):

card shark; card sharp; card sharper; cardsharp; cardsharper; sharper; sharpie; sharpy (a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games)

clip artist (a swindler who fleeces the victim)

con artist; con man; confidence man (a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim)

welcher; welsher (someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager)

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