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confidence man

[kon-fi-duh ns man] /ˈkɒn fɪ dəns ˌmæn/
noun
1.
a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler.
Also, Informal, con man, conman [kon-man] /ˈkɒnˌmæn/ (Show IPA).
Origin of confidence man
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for con--man

con man

noun
1.
(informal) a person who swindles another by means of a confidence trick More formal term confidence man

confidence man

noun
1.
another name for con man
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Slang definitions & phrases for con--man

con man

noun phrase

  1. A confidence man (1889+)
  2. One adept at persuasion, esp at dishonest or self-serving persuasion (1900s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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