verb (used with or without object)
Origin of cozen
Related Words for cozeningdupe, hoodwink, cheat, bilk, chisel, trick, beguile, bamboozle, gyp, swindle, defraud, con, flimflam, fraud
Examples from the Web for cozening
Historical Examples of cozening
I will have no gallivanting, no cozening and smiling and prating and distracting.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
I am only glad that he did not succeed in cozening you further than he did.The Belton Estate
A fine life thou hast of it with thy silks and thy baubles, cozening the last few shillings from the pouches of dying men.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
You know I never get or save anything by cozening or classmating.
A real expert in cozening, a master of guile, was wanted to exploit the opportunity to its limit.She Stands Accused
Word Origin for cozen
1560s, of uncertain origin; perhaps from French cousiner "cheat on pretext of being a cousin;" or from Middle English cosyn "fraud, trickery" (mid-15c.), which is perhaps related to Old French coçon "dealer, merchant, trader," from Latin cocionem "horse dealer." Related: Cozened; cozening; cozenage.