Definition of con man in English:

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con man

Pronunciation: /ˈkän man/

noun

informal
A man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: con man

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