One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he kept on the lookout for the young man who had hoodwinked him’
deceive, trick, dupe, outwit, fool, delude, cheat, take in, bluff, hoax, mislead, misguide, lead on, defraud, double-cross, swindle, gull, finagle, get the better of
informal con, bamboozle, do, have, sting, gyp, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, shaft, bilk, rook, rip off, lead up the garden path, pull a fast one on, put one over on, take for a ride, pull the wool over someone's eyes, throw dust in someone's eyes, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners
North American informal sucker, snooker, stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle, make a sucker of
Australian informal pull a swifty on
archaic cozen, sharp, befool
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