con: Feeling extremely hungry through the day, making it very tempting to binge at dinner.
King was widely reviled in his lifetime, attacked as a troublemaker, a liar, a con man and a communist.
He could be a “con man” lying about or at least exaggerating his accomplishments.
I can't tell you which of the demography deniers are fooling themselves, and which are trying to con the rest of us.
And if the con man is, in this case, a woman who uses illness and her status as a victim humiliated by her husband… well!
con and I don't feel like going home just yet, and Mrs. Irving has elected to be audience instead of actor.
When the con gets one of these hill billies he goes mighty fast.
That pig of Mr. con Murphy's is always coming under the fence and tearing up the garden.
While dealing with Holmes, he states the case of the light pro and con.
He played it con amore, and it grew to be part of himself as no other of his works ever did.
"negation" (mainly in pro and con), 1570s, short for Latin contra "against" (see contra).
"study," early 15c., from Old English cunnan "to know, know how" (see can (v.1)).
a slang or colloquial shortening of various nouns beginning in con-, e.g., from the 19th century, confidant, conundrum, conformist, convict, contract, and from the 20th century, conductor, conservative.
"swindling," 1889, American English, from confidence man (1849), from the many scams in which the victim is induced to hand over money as a token of confidence. Confidence with a sense of "assurance based on insufficient grounds" dates from 1590s.
"to guide ships," 1620s, from French conduire "to conduct, lead, guide" (10c.), from Latin conducere (see conduce). Related: Conned; conning.
"to swindle," 1896, from con (adj.). Related: Conned; conning.
word-forming element meaning "together, with," sometimes merely intensive; the form of com- used in Latin before consonants except -b-, -p-, -l-, -m-, or -r-. In native English formations, co- tends to be used where Latin would use con- (e.g. costar).
Variant of com-.
A convict or former convict; prison inmate: You're a ''con,'' you've no rights (1893+)
[SF fandom] A science-fiction convention. Not used of other sorts of conventions, such as professional meetings. This term, unlike many others of SF-fan slang, is widely recognised even by hackers who aren't fans. "We'd been corresponding on the net for months, then we met face-to-face at a con."