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WORD ORIGIN

1963, noun and verb, U.S. slang, a carnival term, of unknown origin. Perhaps related to 19c. British slang scamp "cheater, swindler" (see scamp (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCAMMER

cheat

nounperson who fools others
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