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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hornswoggle mean? 

  The verb HORNSWOGGLE has 1 sense:

1. deprive of by deceit

  Familiarity information: HORNSWOGGLE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Deprive of by deceit

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


bunco; swindle; scam; rook; nobble; mulct; hornswoggle; gyp; goldbrick; gip; diddle; defraud; con; short-change; victimize

Context examples:

He swindled me out of my inheritance / She defrauded the customers who trusted her / the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

Hypernyms (to "hornswoggle" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hornswoggle"):

short; short-change (cheat someone by not returning him enough money)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

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