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Swindler (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Swindler

One who obtains goods on credit by false pretences, and sells them for ready money at any price, in order to make up a purse. This name is derived from the German word SCHWINDLIN, to totter, to be ready to fall; these arts being generally practised by persons on the totter, or just ready to break. The term SWINDLER has since been used to signify cheats of every kind.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Swinging * Swipes

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Swig
Swigmen
To Swill
Swill Tub
Swimmer
Swimmer-1
To Swing
Swing Tail
To Swinge
Swinging
Swindler
Swipes
Swish Tail
To Swive
Swivel-eyed
Swizzle
Sword Racket
Swop
Syebuck
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