con man


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con man

n. Slang
A confidence man.

con man

n
informal a person who swindles another by means of a confidence trick. More formal term: confidence man

con′fidence man`


n.
a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.con man - a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victimcon man - a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
Translations
مُخادِع
podvodník
svindlari, bragîarefur

con man

n pl <con men> (inf)Schwindler m, → Bauernfänger m (inf); (pretending to have social status) → Hochstapler m; (promising marriage) → Heiratsschwindler m

con man

ntruffatore m

con

(kon) past tense past participle conned verb
to trick or persuade dishonestly. He conned her into giving him money.
noun
a dishonest trick.
ˈcon man noun
someone who cons people.
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