A type of investment scam.

A ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that involves paying returns to investors out of the money raised from new investors.

The scheme is named after Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant to the United States in the 1920s.
I got taken by a HYIP ponzi scam last week. They promised 20% a month but ran away with my money!
by Alfredo Alberto September 19, 2004
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A person who can talk anyone into doing anything.
When I was born, my grandfather looked at me and said "That's the face of a ponzi!"
by FatdogTavern December 11, 2015
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Being forced to pay more than you want for something. Anything related to paying a tax, fine, fee or any similar and unjust charge. Having to pay for something that you think you are entitled to. To describe anything else you want to use it for.
I just got jacked with these new fees set by RCN. These fees are nothing more than a ponzi.
Chicago city tax is such a ponzi.
by ponzi'er February 21, 2014
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The fastest, most effective way to make money on the internet.
you must run your own ponzi for it to be effective.
1) ssshhhhh dont tell anyone - but I made $2000 over the weekend by running my own ponzi - then pulled the plug!

2) Fuck rip off ponzi mutha fuckas!!! give my my money back or I'll call the FBI!!!
by Anonymous April 26, 2003
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A Ponzie is the central architect of any Ponzi scheme, either historically or one in the present moment.

A Ponzie is similar in some respects to Fonzie (aka the Fonz) from the show "Happy Days" apart from the fact that he isn't called Fonzie, isn't in the show "Happy Days" and is, instead, running a fraudulent system of fictional finance.
That Ponzie just madoff with all the money.
by AmadeusDevereux June 23, 2011
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Someone who is generally weak, and ill tempered. Often tries to be cool to win over acceptance of peers.
Person 1:Wow have you met that kid over there yet?
Person 2: Yeah, he's been acting like a total ponzy all night!
by Col. Goat October 15, 2012
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see social security.
A scam involving paying off money to old investors with new investors' money. Eventally the last group of people paying into the scam never get their money back.
Bill: Hey Will, what's this line on my paycheck that says "Social security"?
Will: It's the government's ponzi scheme. You'll never see that money again.
by Pseu D. Onym October 09, 2010
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