bunco-steerer

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bunco-steerer (plural bunco-steerers)

  1. (US, slang) A swindler; a cheat or con-man.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 404:
      Reef need act as no more than bunco-steerer, all the research chores and assumptions of risk to be borne by Archie as principal party

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