bunco bunco

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  2. (v) deprive of by deceit

Usage(s):

  1. In Malaysia, according to Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you might get caught in a scam known as bunco.
  2. In Jordan the authorities, wary of another Waco or Ruby Ridge, were gingerly handling the anarchist bunco artists who call themselves the Freemen.
  3. With his time-tested crew of bunco-steerers, con men and cappers he started a saloon in Skagway, set out to captivate that leaderless town.

News

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    The Genoa Community Women's Club donated $1,715.10 to DeKalb County Hospice, proceeds from the club's annual bunco fundraiser. An equal amount was donated to The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. From left, Pat Kuta, Karen Hagen and LeAnn Johnson.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The MidWeek

Quotes

  1. "Players traditionally use Bunco parties to talk with friends about health concerns and support important causes like breast cancer. I'm looking forward to spending a weekend with players from across the country at what's going to be the greatest...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Naomi Judd Source: Reuters

  2. "I'm pleased to be able to partner with Procter & Gamble and Prilosec OTC to raise money for breast cancer. It's fantastic that they've engaged so many women to come out to Las Vegas to continue the fundraising efforts at the Bunco World...
    on Feb 10, 2006 By: Marg Helgenberger Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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