from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A confidence game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as confidence game.

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

  • n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property


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  • I'd say there's a good chance that our Mr. Kosta has some kind of elaborate con game going.


  • It is an addict’s con game to get out before the treatment is finished.

    Red Hats


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