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confidence man

[ kon-fi-duhns man ]
/ ˈkɒn fɪ dəns ˌmæn /
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noun
a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler.
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Also Informal, con man, con·man [kon-man] /ˈkɒnˌmæn/ .

Origin of confidence man

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for confidence man

confidence man

confidence trickster


noun
another name for con man
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