from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
  • n. A swindle or confidence game.
  • intransitive v. To engage in swindling or cheating.
  • transitive v. To obtain by swindling or cheating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a confidence game or swindle.
  • v. To obtain illegally, as by con game.
  • v. To obtain money illegally.


Perhaps alteration of graft2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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