take-in

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb phrase take in.

Noun[edit]

take-in (plural take-ins)

  1. A fraud or deception. [from 18th c.]
    • 1779, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, p. 108:
      ‘Ma'am,’ cried Mr Sheridan, turning to me abruptly, ‘you should send and order him not, – it is a take in, and ought to be forbid […].’

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