Abscam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for Arab scam, later re-explained as Abdul scam after the name of the fictitious company involved, in response to complaints from the American-Arab Relations Committee.

Proper noun[edit]

Abscam

  1. A code name for an sting operation set up by the FBI in the 1970s to thwart bribery in Congress.

References[edit]

  • Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 5

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