Definition of con artist
- The couple lost their savings to a con artist who told them he was an investment broker.
: something (such as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence
: persuade, cajole
: an argument or evidence in opposition
: the negative position or one holding it
: on the negative side : in opposition
: to commit to memory
: to study or examine closely
: a destructive disease of the lungs
: less common spelling of conn
: to conduct or direct the steering of (a vessel, such as a ship)
— see com-
: one skilled or versed in learned arts
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