[kon-fi-duh ns man]
- a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler.
Also Informal, con man, con·man [kon-man] /ˈkɒnˌmæn/.
Origin of confidence man
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Related Words for con mancrook, swindler, hustler, deceiver, fraud, mountebank, cheater, bunco, flimflammer, hoser, scammer, shark, sharpie, smoothie
- informal a person who swindles another by means of a confidence trickMore formal term: confidence man
- another name for con man
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