flimflam artist/man

noun

informal
: a criminal who steals money from people by tricking them : con man
He lost all his money to a flimflam artist/man.

Examples of flimflam artist/man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two years earlier, the end of the relationship between Lala Kent and movie producer Randall Emmett was followed by a Times investigation portraying Emmett as a flimflam man who kept casting Bruce Willis in his schlocky movies despite the actor’s dementia (Emmett denied both charges). Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2024 Critics, meanwhile, pressed claims — never proved — that Mr. Fayed was something of a flimflam man in a bespoke suit and ascot, embellishing his fortune and background. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Now, Jackman is once again back on Broadway, starring in a bliss-inducing revival of The Music Man, Meredith Willson’s wry and tuneful fable about a traveling flimflam man who meets his Waterloo and the love of his life in small-town Iowa. Adam Green, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2022 Yet Luhrmann, in presenting the Dutch-born, never legally emigrated Parker (née Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk) as a master flimflam artist who saw himself as the P.T Barnum of rock ‘n’ roll, revels in a certain fascinating ambivalence. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 25 May 2022

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“Flimflam artist/man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flimflam%20artist%2Fman. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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