swindling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

swindling

  1. Present participle of swindle.

Noun[edit]

swindling (plural swindlings)

  1. The act by which somebody is swindled.
    • 1850, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (volume 68, page 226)
      [] the jails were larger and fuller, the number of murders was incomparably greater, the thefts and swindlings in the old country were a bagatelle to the large depredations there []