bujo

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Noun[edit]

bujo (uncountable)

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  1. A confidence trick in which the victim is falsely diagnosed with a curse or other ailment that can supposedly only be cured by the trickster.
    • 2008 June 7, Jon Pareles, “He Still Loves New Orleans, and Now He’s Mad”, in New York Times[1]:
      He recalled the one where Gypsies ran a bujo scam, promising to cleanse supposedly cursed money and filching it instead.