What does the word swindler mean?

Usage examples for swindler

  1. Bedloe, a noted swindler, followed; and soon from all the brothels, gambling houses, and spunging houses of London, false witnesses poured forth to swear away the lives of Roman Catholics. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. I have invented a machine, he wrote, from which the citizens of the South have already realized immense profits, which is worth to them millions, and from which they must continue to derive the most important profits, and in return to be treated as a felon, a swindler, and a villain, has stung me to the very soul. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  3. He is not an actor, as I called him, nor a cheat, nor a scoundrel; he lives at other people's expense, not like a swindler, but like a child. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps