Meaning of grifter

grift•er

Pronunciation: (grif'tur), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a person who operates a side show at a circus, fair, etc., esp. a gambling attraction.
  2. a swindler, dishonest gambler, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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