Top Definition
I can't believe the most common definition has been left out.

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."
von Raging Dragon 14. Februar 2006
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!
von Ali07 1. Mai 2010
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.
von quintin hegland 30. Dezember 2007
A grifter is a disgusting human, waste of oxygen, that comes out of the "woodworks" right before someone is dieing, kisses ass, does whatever it takes to ensure he/she gets that inharitance. Makes themselves look good, nice, when infact they're sitting back with a sinical laugh knowing the evil work they're doing. Most commonly is a family member that before has never wanted anything to do with the person they're kissing ass to gain from. Watch out for anyone who cares for your loved ones as well. They're sneaker piece of shit grifters.
That family member is a grifter .

She's just waiting for him to die so she can get his estate.
von warmachine78 7. Juni 2016
(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!
von revned911 14. November 2011
motherfuckers living the way they want to

as defined in "The Mission" by Jason Myers
Code Of The Grifter:
Grift or be grifted.
Never grift a grifter.
Grift or die trying.
Grift now…ask questions later.
von sjaycee 13. Juli 2011
A con man loser who can't keep a job and uses support from his ex-wife to go on trips and be a roller with his various sluts. He's a psycho who comes from a family of fat grifters who cheat medicare, medicaid and are always on the take from the government. Recognize yourself yet, Robert?
Dude, you're a loser like that Robert guy. Stop being a grifter and get a real job.
von sickofurshit 22. Januar 2011
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