gyp Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
verb deprive of by deceit
rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
- 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
EtymologySaid to be a sportive application of Gr. a vulture.
A college servant; -- so called in Cambridge, England; at Oxford called a scout.Cant