Monday, April 16, 2007

Defraud

DEFRAUD, v.t. To impart instruction and experience to the confiding.

2007 Update:
To accompany in error, folly and transgression while sober. To purr.

29 comments:

Mutha said...

I would write something witty...but I'm just not smart enough. I'll be back after I look it up.

Mutha said...

Defraud: To gyp

puppybrose said...

Mutha: heh, only you could get away with that particular definition, my friend! ; )

with regards to this word? uh... i'm sure something acceptable will come to me in a minute. that said, for a small fee, i'll conjure up something brilliant.

quilly said...

de- suffix not

fraud v. to cheat or swindle

defraud to not cheat or swindle. To deal honestly with one's suckers -- ahem, customers.

Joel said...

Everytime I hear (read) a word with "de" in front of it I can't help but hear the voice of the relatively late Herve Villechaize saying "de-plane, de-plane." It's a Pavlovian thing I guess. Usually the retort is restricted to the confines of my head but once in a while, to my horror, I actually add voice to the impulse...Herve's voice, or my best impression, which always proves quite embarrassing...especially in business meetings.

puppybrose said...

Defraud: convince someone that a cigar is actually something much more meaningful.

Defreud: remind someone that most of the time, a cigar is just a cigar.

(what? no money, no brilliance)

puppybrose said...

or... taking my cue from Joel:

no dinero... de-lights go out.

d'oh!

The Old Mule said...

defraud: from WS Burroughs

"Comport yourself as a man of dignity."
"Never," he responded, "for I am a man of business."

IDiveAtNight said...

Defraud: To do capitalistic battle using only your wits, against an unarmed opponent.

Tom & Icy said...

If I purr just to get catnip, I might be defrauding someone.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

You owe Puppy big bucks. Her comments were brilliant.

Defraud: to make a misrepresentation. Also see, biggest and best I've ever ... Sorry. Almost forgot the PG13 thingie.

Doug said...

Mutha, Im so glad your aunt didn't live to see you use that expression. I bet she'd have veiled you.

Neva, 10% of my income from this site today seem fair?

Quill, I think the word you're looking for is Pupils.

Joel, I understand you brother. On my Fantasy Island there are no earworms.

Neva, those were both clever. Send an invoice.

Mule, how about Adam Smith? "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."

Morgan, pride goeth before a theft.

Icy, you would never. Good kitty!

TLP, women lie about that?

Jenna Howard said...

I was gonna say gee I don't have a definition but really...it's all about pseudonyms. The truth will come out in Chicago. Uh-oh.

pia said...

defraud: to tell the truth while acting guilty

Minka said...

defraud, v.t: talented bluffing, street-smart aquisition and imparting of "finders keepers, losers weepers"

Doug said...

Jenna, I'm glad I didn't go with a human for my avatar.

Pia, that definition is both clever and so very, very you.

Minka, you're referring to the deuterocanon? How about "To bandage in absurd vocabulary, leaving only the wallet exposed."

Jamie Dawn said...

De fraud went down like dis. De guy swindled us outta all de money in our bank accounts.

Women generals? You da silliest guy!

Mutha said...

Doug: Yea, well the auntie didn't leave anyone the ring did she? Perhaps defraudinng has to do with "taking it with you."

ariel said...

Pia, I love your definiton!

pia said...

Thanks much, Ariel

As Doug said, it's very me :)

Omnipotent Poobah said...

defraud (v) - Stealing unto others before they steal unto you.

Sar said...

Defraud: To recount under duress rather than oath.

actonbell said...

I agree with Quilly that the prefix seems strange. Shouldn't it be befraud, as in the opposite (sort of) as befriend?
There are lots of examples of this-- beknighted, belie, beguile, begrudge, beget,and befoul--why confuse everyone with DEfraud?? Huh?

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, de silliest or de lishless?

Mutha, no one gets cheated more often than an aspiring heir.

Ariel, it was grand, wasn't it?

Pia, I'll stand by it too.

Poobah, that's the golden rule of silver.

Sar, did you have anyone special in mind?

Well, Actonbell, because its denoted by the definition.

G said...

DeFraud - is that a new hybrid car?

cooper said...

I'm empty, these were all quite entertaining.

defraud - it is kind of a strange word.

IDiveAtNight said...

Defraud: To take someone's money without the force of a contract or the representation of a government but not by force of arms.

So is...

Refraud: To transfer large sums of money from your bank to accounts held by strangers then closing your account and leaving town?

Doug said...

G, yes and it runs on a blend of electricity and cocaine.

Cooper, a strange word for a typical action.

Morgan, I think you'd have to ask the widow of Nigeria's oil minister.

Elbot said...

Defraud: pretend to be human when you are not.