What does swindle mean?

Definitions for swindle
ˈswɪn dlswin·dle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word swindle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swindle, cheat, rigverb

    the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

    "that book is a fraud"

  2. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, converb

    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"


  1. swindlenoun

    an instance of swindling

    Etymology: from swintiln, frequentative of the verb swintan, compare Modern German schwindeln.

  2. swindleverb

    to obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods

    Etymology: from swintiln, frequentative of the verb swintan, compare Modern German schwindeln.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swindleverb

    to cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property

    Etymology: [See Swindler.]

  2. Swindlenoun

    the act or process of swindling; a cheat

    Etymology: [See Swindler.]


  1. Swindle

    Swindle is the name given to several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swindle

    swin′dl, v.t. to cheat under the pretence of fair dealing.—n. the act of swindling or defrauding: anything not really what it appears to be.—adj. Swin′dleable, capable of being swindled.—ns. Swin′dler, one who defrauds by imposition: a cheat or rogue; Swin′dlery, roguery, swindling practices.—adj. Swin′dling, cheating. [Ger. schwindler, a cheat—schwindeln, to be giddy, schwindenempty, to sink; A.S. swindan, to droop.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swindle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swindle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of swindle in a Sentence

  1. Marco Ramadori:

    The class action law in Italy is a swindle and has nothing to do with the real class action (cases) that you see in the United States, which, first and foremost, inflict punitive damages that have a concrete dissuasive effect.

  2. Aaron Ament:

    Again and again, Secretary DeVos proves Secretary DeVos only cares about protecting for-profit colleges, no matter how many students they swindle.

Images & Illustrations of swindle

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  • جدع, غشArabic
  • švindlCzech
  • beschwindeln, schwindeln, SchwindelGerman
  • απάτηGreek
  • trompiEsperanto
  • estafar, estafa, timar, petardear, timo, trampearSpanish
  • huijaus, huijataFinnish
  • entourlouper, entourloupe, escroquerie, escroquerFrench
  • ठग लेHindi
  • svindl, svindla á, svik, svindlaIcelandic
  • 騙す, 詐欺する, 詐欺Japanese
  • muremureMāori
  • tipu, penipuanMalay
  • zwendel, frauderen, oplichten, zwendelenDutch
  • fraudar, trapacearPortuguese
  • ch'achuyQuechua
  • înșelaRomanian
  • мошенничество, надувать, обмануть, обманывать, жульничество, обман, мошенничать, надуть, жульничатьRussian
  • คดโกง, โกงThai
  • dolandırmak, söğüşlemekTurkish

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