Etymology
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hornswoggle (v.)

"to cheat," 1829, probably a fanciful formation. Related: Hornswoggled; hornswoggling.

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Definitions of hornswoggle

hornswoggle (v.)
deprive of by deceit;
Synonyms: victimize / swindle / rook / goldbrick / nobble / diddle / bunco / defraud / scam / mulct / short-change / con
From wordnet.princeton.edu