confidence trickster

noun

Definition of confidence trickster

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : the quality or state of being certain : certitude

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

trickster play
  1. : one who tricks: such as

  2. : a dishonest person who defrauds others by trickery

  3. : a person (such as a stage magician) skilled in the use of tricks and illusion


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