Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|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)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.