grifter vs swindler what difference

what is difference between grifter and swindler

English

Etymology

grift +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪftɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪftə/

Noun

grifter (plural grifters)

  1. (informal, Canada, US) A con artist; someone who pulls confidence games.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:confidence trickster

Further reading

  • “grifter”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from German Schwindler, 1774.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈswɪnd.lə(ɹ)/

Noun

swindler (plural swindlers)

  1. A person who swindles, cheats or defrauds.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:deceiver, Thesaurus:fraudster

Translations

References

Further reading

  • swindler on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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