from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
- transitive v. To defraud; swindle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fraudulent deal.
- v. To defraud or embezzle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of by deceit
- n. a fraudulent business scheme
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
US carnival slang. Possibly from scamp ("swindler, cheater") (Wiktionary)