bunco vs hustle what difference

what is difference between bunco and hustle

English

Alternative forms

  • bunko

Etymology

Reportedly from Spanish banca, a card game.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌŋkəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋkəʊ

Noun

bunco (countable and uncountable, plural buncos or buncoes)

  1. (US, slang) A swindle or confidence trick.
  2. (uncountable) A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century.
  3. A brigand.

Derived terms

  • bunco squad
  • bunco-steerer

Verb

bunco (third-person singular simple present buncos, present participle buncoing, simple past and past participle buncoed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, US, slang) To swindle (someone).


English

Etymology

From Dutch husselen or by metathesis from Dutch hutselen (to shake up), a frequentative of hutsen (to stir, to move something (back and forth)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌsəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌsəl

Verb

hustle (third-person singular simple present hustles, present participle hustling, simple past and past participle hustled)

  1. To push someone roughly, to crowd, to jostle.
  2. (intransitive) To rush or hurry.
  3. (transitive) To bundle; to stow something quickly.
  4. (transitive) To con or deceive; especially financially.
  5. To play deliberately badly at a game or sport in an attempt to encourage players to challenge.
  6. (informal) To obtain by illicit or forceful action.
  7. (informal) To sell sex; to work as a pimp.
  8. (informal) To be a prostitute, to exchange use of one’s body for sexual purposes for money.
  9. To dance the hustle, a disco dance.
  10. (informal) To work.
  11. (informal) To put a lot of effort into one’s work.

Synonyms

  • (to rush): fly, make tracks; see also Thesaurus:rush
  • (to deceive): defraud, swindle; see also Thesaurus:deceive
  • (to be a prostitute): sell one’s body, turn tricks; see also Thesaurus:prostitute oneself
  • (to work as a pimp): pimp; see also Thesaurus:pimp out
  • (to work): labor

Descendants

  • Dutch: hosselen

Translations

Noun

hustle (countable and uncountable, plural hustles)

  1. A state of busy activity.
  2. A propensity to work hard and get things done; ability to hustle.
  3. (preceded by definite article) A type of disco dance, commonly danced to the Van McCoy song The Hustle.
  4. (prison slang) An activity, such as prostitution or reselling stolen items, that a prisoner uses to earn money in prison.

Derived terms

  • hustle and bustle
  • hustler
  • hustly
  • on the hustle

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Hulets, Lesuth, Lueths, sleuth

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