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Flimflam \Flim"flam\, n. [Cf. Flam.] A freak; a trick; a lie.
--Beau. & Fl.


alt. 1 nonsense 2 deception n. 1 nonsense 2 deception vb. To swindle or cheat

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

  2. [also: flimflamming, flimflammed]

Usage examples of "flimflam".

Justice sentenced Albert Ponce, aka Flimflam, aka Ponsit Prosit, over five years ago to life incarceration on Padrugoi Station.

Both Cutler and Youssef had encountered Albert Ponce aka Flimflam before, although he was unlikely to recognize them.

Ranjit could do the background investigating, hopefully discovering as much as he could about Flimflam, and possible confederates, before an active move was attempted.

According to the work roster, Albert Ponce, aka Flimflam, was supposed to be on a rest shift in the quarters he shared with seven other criminals detained on Padrugoi.

Had Flimflam, if indeed he was responsible, slipped out of a work party on the boat bay and sabotaged the spaceship?

Having had a good look around, she turned back to the door, looking for any surveillance device Flimflam might have planted.

CIC level of Padrugoi, she realized one of the things that might be causing Flimflam anxiety: Limo-34 had landed safely at First Base, though the news had not been bruited about.

Tirla, had been more involved with Flimflam and Shimaz than Peter was.

If Flimflam had waited six years to take revenge, others could have been planted, too.

Is Flimflam, he asked a moment later, why we made such a precipitous dawn getaway?

Then Peter asked, Was Flimflam the only one involved in this sabotage?

And, if Flimflam could finagle trouble on Padrugoi, was it safe to send such unreformable personalities to the Station to serve their sentences?

We have incontestable proof that Flimflam was involved in sabotaging Limo-34.

Crouching down by Flimflam, she sprayed the emergency aid into his arm with one hand and with the other, examined the wound.

Peter did not feel the least remorse when he and Johnny were informed that Flimflam had died of a poisoned knife thrust.