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".

Anagrams of SCAM

  1. masc

  2. macs, Macs

  3. mcas

  4. CSMA

  5. CASM

  6. cams

  7. Macs

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