coz·​en·​age ˈkəz-nij How to pronounce cozenage (audio)
: the art or practice of cozening : fraud
: an act or an instance of cozening

Examples of cozenage in a Sentence

through cozenage and flattery, the art dealer coaxed the unwary into selling their family treasures for a song

Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cozenage was in 1583

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Cite this Entry

“Cozenage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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