Etymology
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bunco (n.)

also bunko, type of confidence swindle, 1872, perhaps from Italian banco "bank."

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Definitions of bunco
1
bunco (v.)
deprive of by deceit;
Synonyms: victimize / swindle / rook / goldbrick / nobble / diddle / defraud / scam / mulct / hornswoggle / short-change / con
2
bunco (n.)
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;
Synonyms: bunco game / bunko / bunko game / con / confidence trick / confidence game / con game / hustle / sting / flimflam
From wordnet.princeton.edu