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  • noun A swindler; a con artist.


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flimflam +‎ -er


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  • Smith first distinguished himself as an affable and talented charismatic flimflammer who began his mystical journey in black magic and crystal gazing artifice handed down from his dad; this early introduction into shamanism was enhanced by neighbor girl, Sally Chase, whose own magical rock, when dropped in a hat, led Smith to a buried “peep stone” providing him with special powers of divination.

    Romney's Mormon Speech: The Highlights 2009

  • It just so happens that our own Eliot Brown sat down with the accused flimflammer in an interview published today.

    Atlantic Yards Firm Works Fast, Suffers Yet Another Animal Metaphor 2009

  • Monahaka don't want to go to trial because he knows I'll show him up for the Oriental flimflammer that he is.

    By Advice of Counsel Arthur Cheney Train 1910

  • After all, just because you've got the spare bedroom ready doesn't mean you have to open the door to some greasy flimflammer who happens to know your cousin.

    Payson Roundup stories 2010

  • University in Chicago, has been called a political gadfly, an urbanologist, a "nice guy," a political operative, a "man of great enthusiasm," a flimflammer, an influence peddler, an

    Chicago Reader 2010

  • … Carrey's chameleonlike gyrations and falsifications as a flimflammer are deliciously funny.

    Queerty 2009


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