flimflammer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

flimflam +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

flimflammer (plural flimflammers)

  1. A swindler; a con artist.
    • 2008 June 29, Louisa Thomas, “Violent Love”, in New York Times[1]:
      And “The Real McCoy” turned the story of the famous boxer Kid McCoy into the tall yet intimate tale of a flimflammer who slugged and conned his way to notoriety at the turn of the 20th century.