confidence trick

noun

Definition of confidence trick

British

  1. :  a dishonest trick that is done to get someone's money

Word by Word Definitions

confidenceplay
  1. :  a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances

    :  faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way

    :  the quality or state of being certain :  certitude

  1. :  of, relating to, or adept at swindling by false promises

trickplay
  1. :  a crafty procedure or practice meant to deceive or defraud

    :  a mischievous act :  prank

    :  a deceptive, dexterous, or ingenious feat

  1. :  to deceive by cunning or artifice :  cheat

    :  to dress or adorn fancifully or ornately :  ornament

  1. :  of or relating to or involving tricks or trickery

    :  skilled in or used for tricks

    :  somewhat defective and unreliable


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