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  • noun A confidence trickster.


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  • Surely everyone knows the art of a good magician [conman] is to get the victims [taxpayers] to watch his wand while thy pockets be picked.

    Location, location, location. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009

  • In the hearing he was described as a "conman", which is also how he had been described by the website, which objected to his conduct in selling land investments.

    David Gill's comments could help HMRC battle 'football creditors' rule 2011

  • 'I know I have been called a conman,' Mr Monjack told us.

    Anorak News 2009

  • Lester Coleman, an ex - operative of DIA, had the ignominy of being called a conman and conspiracy theorist.

    Desicritics C R Sridhar 2009

  • The identity of the conman is a mystery, but unconfirmed reports suggest that the hoax was the brain-child of 80's pop has-been David Van Day (62), who underwent surgery to resemble the skeletal superstar and announced the 50 date comeback at the O2 Arena last week. : Spoof News : Front Page 2009

  • Brum boss Alex McLeish also labelled Ngog a "conman" over the 71st-minute flashpoint that spared the blushes of under-fire Rafa Benitez's side.

    unknown title 2009

  • Bukit Gelugor DAP MP Karpal Singh said what had transpired in the recording was tantamount to sedition as it had brought the country's judiciary into disrepute and Lingam, he suggested, could be charged under the Sedition Act. Even if the 'conman' as implied by Nazri, was just acting, it does bring a wrong impression on the judiciary as whole.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator 2009

  • Kevin Halligen, 'conman' accused of defrauding McCanns, arrested at hotel in Oxford Virgin Car Insurance

    Top stories from Times Online 2009

  • After dinner, in the taxi, Anna Liu tells me that before Alessandro, Chiara had hooked-up with a conman who stalked and threatened her, beat her repeatedly and stole her money.

    Anna Liu and Yves (Revised) Isabell Serafin 2011

  • Iain Dale likes to repeat and recycle the stories concerning the conman Michael Brown, who made a substantial donation (with the approval of the Electoral Commission), to the lib Dems before the last General Election.

    Will Iain Dale have to repay the donations ? Norfolk Blogger 2009


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  • General distrusting Jamaican patois/term for a businessman, or in particular a salesman. Rather literal, considering what salespeoples are required to do to keep their jobs. Or a politician. I got it from "Crazy Baldheads" by Bob Marley and the Wailers:

    June 9, 2009