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swindler (n.)

1774, from German Schwindler "giddy person, extravagant speculator, cheat," from schwindeln "to be giddy, act extravagantly, swindle," from Old High German swintilon "be giddy," frequentative form of swintan "to languish, disappear;" cognate with Old English swindan, and probably with swima "dizziness." Said to have been introduced in London by German Jews c. 1762.

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Definitions of swindler from WordNet

swindler (n.)
a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud;
Synonyms: defrauder / chiseller / chiseler / gouger / scammer / grifter
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