Definitions for SCAMskæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scamskæm(n.; v.)scammed, scam•ming.

  1. (n.)a fraudulent scheme; swindle.

  2. (v.t.)to cheat; defraud.

  3. (v.i.)scam on, Slang. to kiss and caress; make out with. to have sexual intercourse with.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Origin of scam:

1960–65; orig. carnival argot; of obscure orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. scam, cozenage(verb)

    a fraudulent business scheme

  2. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    deprive of by deceit

    "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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scam(noun)æm

    a plan to trick sb into paying or giving money

    an elaborate scam


  1. scam(Noun)

    Fraudulent deal.

    That marketing scheme looks like a scam to me.

  2. scam(Verb)

    To defraud or embezzle.

    They tried to scam her out of her savings.

  3. Origin: US carnival slang. Possibly from scamp


  1. Scam

    Scam is the fifth studio album by the Australian band The Screaming Jets. It was their first record to be released under a different label. Singles taken from the album were "Individuality", "Higher With You" and "I Need Your Love".

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