con game
con game \con game\ n. Same as {confidence game}. [PJC] ||

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  • con game — index bunko Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 con game …   Law dictionary

  • con game — con′ game n. sts confidence game • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • con game — con ,game noun count a plan to steal people s money by tricking them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • con game — noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑bunco, ↑bunco game, ↑bunko, ↑bunko game, ↑con, ↑confidence trick, ↑confidence game, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • con game — Confidence Con fi*dence, n. [L. confidentia firm trust in, self confidence: cf. F. confidence.] 1. The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; formerly followed by of, now commonly by in. [1913 Webster] Society… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • con game — Slang. See confidence game. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • con game — noun A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won. Syn: confidence game, confidence trick, grift …   Wiktionary

  • con game — A swindle or any arrangement in which a person is deliberately defrauded because of his trust in the one who is swindling. See also confidence game flim flam …   Black's law dictionary

  • con game — A swindle or any arrangement in which a person is deliberately defrauded because of his trust in the one who is swindling. See also confidence game flim flam …   Black's law dictionary

  • Fast and Loose (con game) — Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers. Also known as Pricking the Garter (Renaissance), The Strap (1930 con man argot), and The Old Army Game (World War II). In older periods, the leather or cloth webbing garters that men… …   Wikipedia

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