fraud vs imposter what difference

what is difference between fraud and imposter

English

Etymology

From Middle English fraude (recorded since 1345), from Old French fraude, a borrowing from Latin fraus (deceit, injury, offence).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɹɔːd/
  • (US) enPR: frôd, IPA(key): /fɹɔd/
  • (cotcaught merger, Inland Northern American) enPR: frŏd, IPA(key): /fɹɑd/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːd

Noun

fraud (countable and uncountable, plural frauds)

  1. (law) The crime of stealing or otherwise illegally obtaining money by use of deception tactics.
  2. Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
  3. The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
  4. A person who performs any such trick.
  5. (obsolete) A trap or snare.

Synonyms

  • swindle
  • scam
  • (criminal) deceit
  • trickery
  • hoky-poky
  • imposture
  • (person) faker, fraudster, impostor, cheat(er), trickster
  • grift

Related terms

  • defraud
  • fraudulence
  • fraudulent
  • fraudulently
  • fraudulentness
  • insurance fraud
  • mail fraud
  • pious fraud
  • wire fraud

Translations

Verb

fraud (third-person singular simple present frauds, present participle frauding, simple past and past participle frauded)

  1. (obsolete) To defraud

Translations

See also

  • embezzlement
  • false billing
  • false advertising
  • forgery
  • identity theft
  • predatory lending
  • quackery
  • usury
  • white-collar crime

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

fraud f

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by frau


English

Noun

imposter (plural imposters)

  1. Alternative spelling of impostor

Anagrams

  • stompier, tripsome

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