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con artist

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Definition of con artist in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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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