confidence trickster


: a person who tricks other people in order to get their money : con artist

Examples of confidence trickster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His own father, famously, had been a confidence trickster, and le Carré was therefore all too well equipped to mount a lifelong investigation into the uses of roguery, not to mention sleights of hand, some of them amounting to a national disgrace. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2020

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“Confidence trickster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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