Pronunciation: (bung'kō), [key]
—n., pl. -kos,
—v., -koed, -ko•ing. Informal.
1. a swindle in which a person is cheated at gambling, persuaded to buy a nonexistent, unsalable, or worthless object, or otherwise victimized.
2. any misrepresentation.
to victimize by a bunko. Also,bunco.
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