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Meaning of grift

grift

Pronunciation: (grift), [key]
— Slang. Slang.
—n.
  1. a group of methods for obtaining money falsely through the use of swindles, frauds, dishonest gambling, etc.
  2. money obtained from such practices.
—v.i.
  1. to profit by the use of grift: a man known to have grifted for many years.
—v.t.
  1. to obtain (money or other profit) by grift.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.