con game


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con game

n. Slang
A confidence game.

con′fidence game`


n.
a swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the victim's confidence, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or the like. Also called, Brit.,con′fidence trick`.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.con game - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
Translations
Bauernfängerei
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