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A grifter is someone who swindles you through deception or fraud.

Synonyms include fraudster, con artist, cheater, confidence man, scammer, hustler, swindler, etc.
1) That grifter swindled me out of £250,000!

2) "The first rule of grifting is, you can't cheat an honest man."

-Quote from the BBC show "Hustle."
by Raging Dragon February 14, 2006
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Loyal fans of the TNT show Leverage from Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Chris Downey and starring Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, Aldis Hodge, and Beth Riesgraf. Guest stars have included Mark Sheppard, Jeri Ryans, Griffin Dunne, Wil Wheaton, Apollo Robbins, Brent Spiner, and many others, plus John Schneider and Richard Chamberlin in upcoming Season 3 episodes.

The show is a high energy, well-written, edge of your seat thrill-ride with unique characters and witty dialog. And they blow shit up! It gets under your skin and Grifters go through DTs without it causing them to flood the fansites and social networking sites looking for fellow Grifters.

Twitter is a popular hot-spot for them to hang out because the stars and crew are generous with behind the scenes videos and pictures. Grifters live for those moments! Also there are fan pages for most of the stars that Grifters frequent!

The name Grifters was given to the fans at the first Leverage convention - CON-Con - in Portland, OR 2010 by Dean Devlin. CON-Con re-enforced the fan's beliefs that the cast and crew are as kick ass as they seem making the Grifters love them more.
~ Dean Devlin: The runner up for the winner is - Trekkies who screw. But the winner is determined by all the voting members of Electric Entertainment, which includes me and only me. We're gonna go with Grifters.

~ Tim Hutton to the Grifters: Let’s go steal us a convention!

~ Behold the power of fangirls, Grifters, and KANIACS!
by Ali07 May 01, 2010
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A con artist that moves form one place to another with no real home. Similar to a drifter only they participate in fraud.
The family was shocked to find out that there relative was a grifter. Who took fifty dollars. and left the net morning.
by quintin hegland December 30, 2007
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Donald J Trump has been a grifter all his life.
by RacistsRnotChristians November 22, 2016
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(n): a grifter is an expert in illicit acquisition of goods or services through various methods of over confident flim-flammery and fast talking.
The girl failed to grift an upgrade from the cell phone insurance company when she broke her original phone.

Why dont you try being a gifter instead of a grifter, you sonnuvabitch!
by revned911 November 14, 2011
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Hillary Clinton has been a grifter all her life.
by Michael894 August 22, 2016
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The most disturbing video on the internet, it is advised you do not eat at least 4 hours before hand unless you want your last meal on your keyboard. It has been known to cause heart palpitations and even minor infarctions in senior citizens when they are shock site'd with it and has claimed at least one life for sure.
David thought he was hardcore, he lol'd at 1guy1jar and 3guys1hammer but grifter left him unable to form a coherent sentence for nearly 4 hours.
by Tenestra April 26, 2010
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