flimflam
[ flim-flam ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 16th century; possibly Scandinavian; The root is obscure, but it appears based on the derisive echo built into the word.
Synonyms
    1.
  • foolishness
  • absurdity
  • gibberish
  • rubbish
    2.
  • con
  • dupe
  • fleece
  • cheat
Antonyms
    1.
  • wisdom
  • truth
  • sense
    2.
  • honesty
  • honor
  • straightforwardness
Definition
1. a piece of nonsense; twaddle; bosh
2. a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim
Examples
1. A) Please, stop with all the flimflam, it has stopped being amusing. B) As you grow up, you realize some of the things you loved were just flimflam.
2. A) The confidence man had a flimflam up his sleeve which would economically devastate the town. B) She twisted the party into a flimflam which she hoped would expose everyone's secrets.
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