One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A swindler or confidence trickster.as modifier ‘a samfi man’
- ‘The beauty of the enthralling city belied the plight of agitated domestics hunting for 15-shilling a week jobs with affluent Kingston families, and samfi men like vultures loitering around rural bus terminals ready to prey on trusting country folks.’
Probably from an African language.
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