confidence man

[kon-fi-duh ns man]
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Also Informal, con man, con·man [kon-man] /ˈkɒnˌmæn/.

Origin of confidence man

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for con man

con man

  1. informal a person who swindles another by means of a confidence trickMore formal term: confidence man

confidence man

confidence trickster

  1. another name for con man
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