Ponzi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the name of Charles Ponzi, the businessman who invented the scam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Ponzi (not comparable)

  1. (finance) Pertaining to a scheme whereby investors' returns are paid for directly by later investors' investments, giving the false impression that the investment is viable.

Noun[edit]

Ponzi (plural Ponzis)

  1. A Ponzi scam.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the personal name Ponzio.

Proper noun[edit]

Ponzi ?

  1. A patronymic surname​.