OED appeals-give him one

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 24 04:57:45 UTC 2002

At 1:43 PM -0400 6/21/02, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>BTW, "drifter" reminds me of "Grifter."  I never saw that movie; what the
>heck is a grifter?
A con man (or woman).  The movie you mention (The Grifters) is pretty
good, but depressing, as I recall--Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening,
and (in an atypical role) John Cusack, from the early '90's, based on
a story by Jim Thompson.


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