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flimflam Explained

flimflam at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flimflam at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] old-fashioned informal [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]// information or ideas that are not true or seem very stupid// --I was sick of his intellectual flimflam.//

flimflam at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

206 Moby Thesaurus words for "flimflam":
balderdash, ballot-box stuffing, balls, baloney, bamboozle,
bamboozlement, beat, befool, befooling, beguile of, bilk, blague,
bluffing, bosh, boutade, brainstorm, bull, bullshit, bunco, bunk,
bunkum, burn, calculated deception, capriccio, caprice,
cardsharping, cheat, cheating, chicane, chisel, chouse,
chouse out of, circumvention, claptrap, cock-and-bull story, cog,
cog the dice, con, conceit, conning, cozen, cozenage, crank, crap,
craze, crazy idea, crib, crotchet, deceit, deceiving, deception,
deceptiveness, defraud, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, diddle,
diddling, dishonesty, do, do in, do out of, dodge, double-talk,
drivel, dupery, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment,
euchre, exaggeration, eyewash, fad, fairy tale, fake,
fallaciousness, fallacy, falsehood, falseness, falsity, fancy,
fantastic notion, fantasy, farfetched story, farrago, fib, fiction,
finagle, fish story, fishy transaction, flam, fleece, flimflammery,
fob, fond illusion, fool, fool notion, fooling, fraud, fraudulence,
fraudulency, freak, freakish inspiration, fudge, gammon,
gerrymandering, ghost story, gouge, graft, grift, gull, gyp,
gyp joint, half-truth, hallucination, harebrained idea, have, hoax,
hocus, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hoodwink, hoodwinking,
hooey, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, humor, illicit business,
illusion, imposition, imposture, jazz, jiggery-pokery, kidding,
kink, legal fiction, lie, little white lie, maggot, megrim,
mendacity, mirage, moonshine, mulct, notion, outwitting, overreach,
overreaching, pack the deal, passing fancy, phantasm, pigeon,
pious fiction, practice fraud upon, prevarication, putting on,
quirk, racket, rook, scam, screw, self-deception, sell,
sell gold bricks, sham, shave, shortchange, slight stretching,
snow job, song and dance, spoofery, spoofing, stack the cards,
stick, sting, story, subterfuge, swindle, swindling, take a dive,
tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, thimblerig, throw a fight,
toy, trickiness, tricking, trumped-up story, untruth, vagary,
victimization, victimize, vision, whim, whim-wham, whimsy,
white lie, willful misconception, wishful thinking, yarn

Flimflam at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flimflam \Flim"flam\, n. [Cf. {Flam}.]
A freak; a trick; a lie. --Beau. & Fl.

flimflam at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a
person to buy worthless property [syn: {bunco}, {bunco
game}, {bunko}, {bunko game}, {con}, {confidence trick},
{confidence game}, {con game}, {gyp}, {hustle}, {sting}]
[also: {flimflamming}, {flimflammed}]

flimflam at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative spelling

* flim-flam (rare)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • nonsense
    1. deception


      Inter: en-verb » flimflams|flimflamming|flimflammed

  • To swindle or cheat

  • Translation: et » flimflam
    Translation: fr » flimflam
    Translation: ko » flimflam
    Translation: pl » flimflam
    Translation: ta » flimflam
    Translation: zh » flimflam