- a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler.
Origin of confidence man
Related Words for confidence manhustler, cheater, bunco, flimflammer, hoser, scammer, shark, sharpie, smoothie
Examples from the Web for confidence man
Historical Examples of confidence man
Since those earlier days he had been train-gambler, confidence-man, and sneak-thief.Geoffrey Hampstead
Thomas Stinson Jarvis
It was, he thought, odd that a confidence-man should carry a suit-case, but that might be only an attempt to avert suspicion.
He didn't look the least bit in the world like a confidence-man to-night and the two boys marvelled at their earlier suspicions.
The confidence-man—for Tom had fully decided that such he was—seemed disappointed.
But your confidence-man, your cardsharper, should any perchance happen to fall in his hands, uses them to suit his own game.
- another name for con man