confidence trick(redirected from Con-artist)
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a swindle involving money, goods, etc, in which the victim's trust is won by the swindler. Informal shortened forms: con trick or con game (US and Canadian)
confidence trick- First a swindle in which the victim was persuaded to entrust money or valuables to the swindler.
See also related terms for swindle.
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|Noun||1.||confidence trick - 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)