Definition of conman in English:


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  • A man who cheats or tricks someone by means of a confidence trick.
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    • He told the Democrat his life has been made a misery ever since a con man tricked his way into his home and made away with a substantial cash sum last October.
    • A con man simply inspires confidence in himself and his promised abilities and then uses that to exploit his audience.
    • He represents, not so much a political or ideological trend, as a definite social type: the cynical con man or hustler.

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