Definitions for SCAMskæm
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word SCAM
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
scamskæm(n.; v.)scammed, scam•ming.
(n.)a fraudulent scheme; swindle.
(v.t.)to cheat; defraud.
(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.
a fraudulent business scheme
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
a plan to trick sb into paying or giving money
an elaborate scam
That marketing scheme looks like a scam to me.
To defraud or embezzle.
They tried to scam her out of her savings.
Origin: US carnival slang. Possibly from scamp
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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