con artist

noun
variants: or

con man

or US

confidence man

Definition of con artist

  1. :  a person who tricks other people in order to get their money The couple lost their savings to a con artist who told them he was an investment broker.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to commit to memory

    :  to study or examine closely

  1. : less common spelling ofconn

  1. :  on the negative side :  in opposition

  1. :  an argument or evidence in opposition

    :  the negative position or one holding it

  1. :  confidence

  1. :  swindle

    :  manipulate

    :  persuade, cajole

  1. :  something (as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence

    :  a confidence game :  swindle

  1. :  convict

  1. :  a destructive disease of the lungs

    :  tuberculosis

  1. : consort

    : consolidated

    : consul

artistplay
  1. :  one skilled or versed in learned arts

    :  physician

    :  artisan


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