Definition of con artist in English:

con artist

Syllabification: con art·ist

noun

informal
  • A person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true: the debonair con artist lives by scamming rich women con artists are great at spotting our vulnerabilities
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    • George says he knows a con artist when he sees one.
    • They were simply conned by the biggest con artist New Zealand has known for decades.
    • Increasingly con artists are turning their attention to electronic means of securing our personal details, often using old-fashioned tricks of persuasion.

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