from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
- transitive v. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
- transitive v. To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
- intransitive v. To act deceitfully.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
- intransitive v. To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of cousin.
- To cheat; defraud.
- To deceive; beguile; entice.
- To practise cheating; act dishonestly or deceitfully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be false to; be dishonest with
- v. cheat or trick
- v. act with artful deceit
Perhaps from Middle English cosin, fraud, trickery.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)