Con man

man who swindles by gaining the victim's confidence and then inducing the victim to part with property or money; confidence man (originally US slang (late-19th C.); shortening of confidence man (mid-19th C.))

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • Con Man — or Conman may refer to: A con artist, or a person who uses a fraud method known as a confidence trick Con Man, a.k.a. Freelance (1971 film), starring Ian McShane James Hogue (born 1959), American impostor The Con Man (born 1972), American… …   Wikipedia

  • con man — con men also conman N COUNT A con man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them. A few years ago she was the victim of a con man …   English dictionary

  • con man — con artist UK / US or con man UK / US noun [countable] Word forms con artist : singular con artist plural con artists informal someone who lies in order to make people give him money …   English dictionary

  • con'man — con artist, con man or con woman noun A swindler, esp one with a persuasive way of talking • • • Main Entry: ↑con …   Useful english dictionary

  • con man — ☆ con man n. Slang CONFIDENCE MAN: also con artist …   English World dictionary

  • con man — con′ man n. sts confidence man …   From formal English to slang

  • con man — ► NOUN informal ▪ a man who cheats others using confidence tricks …   English terms dictionary

  • con man — n. Slang for a swindler. See also confidence game, flim flam The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • con man — noun a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim • Syn: ↑confidence man, ↑con artist • Hypernyms: ↑swindler, ↑defrauder, ↑chiseller, ↑chiseler, ↑gouger, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • con man — AND con artist n. someone who makes a living by swindling people. □ Gary is a con artist, but at least he’s not on the dole. □ He looks like a con man, but he’s just a sweetie …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions


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