Grifter vs Swindler - What's the difference?

grifter | swindler |


As nouns the difference between grifter and swindler

is that grifter is a con man someone who pulls confidence games while swindler is a person who swindles, cheats or defrauds.

grifter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A con man. Someone who pulls confidence games.
  • :1939 . "We're all grifters. So we sell each other out for a nickel". The Big Sleep .
  • :1958 . "That was the train the drunks and the sinners rodeā€”the gambling men and the grifters, the big-time spenders, the skirt-chasers, and all the jolly crew". That Hell-Bound Train .
  • swindler

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia swindler) (en noun)
  • A person who swindles, cheats or defrauds.
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