Definitions

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  • n. A person who defrauds or swindles others after first gaining their trust; a scam operator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim

Etymologies

A contraction of the term confidence artist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to their investigation, she was a con artist working in and around New Mexico City. "

    Angelmass

  • It was a job more suited to a kitty-lifter than a lowly con artist like herself, and she was beginning to sweat by the time she reached her target door.

    Angelmass

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    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • At the time she was defending herself against a larger public relations problem: her affiliation with a con artist named Jay Barham who claimed he could channel the dead.

    The Truth About Grief

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