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Bunco \Bun"co\, n. see bunko. [Written also bunko.]


n. (alternative spelling of bunco English) vb. (alternative spelling of bunco English)


n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam]


Bunko may refer to:

  • Bunkobon, a Japanese book format
  • Bunko Kanazawa, a Japanese adult film actress
  • Bunco (also Bunko and Bonko), a parlor game played in teams with three dice
  • A Confidence trick, also known as a bunco game

Usage examples of "bunko".

I know some theatrical agents I can call on and, of course, the Pinkertons keep files on grifters, bunko artists, and such, because they provide security at so many state fairs and such.

It was one reason he'd even been able to stick out his nine residential months here with twenty-one other newly detoxed housebreakers, hoods, whores, fired execs, Avon ladies, subway musicians, beer-bloated construction workers, vagrants, indignant car salesmen, bulimic trauma-mamas, bunko artists, mincing pillow-biters, North End hard guys, pimply kids with electric noserings, denial-ridden housewives and etc.

In five short years he had accumulated more money than in an entire lifetime of mob bunko, jukebox skimming and mail fraud.