I. transitive verb (conned; conning) Etymology: Middle English connen to know, learn, study, alteration of cunnen to know, infinitive of can — more at can Date: 13th century 1. to commit to memory 2. to study or examine closely II. variant of conn III. adverb Etymology: Middle English, short for contra Date: 15th century on the negative side ; in opposition <
so much has been written pro and con
IV. noun Date: 1589 1. an argument or evidence in opposition 2. the negative position or one holding it <
an appraisal of the pros and cons
V. adjective Etymology: by shortening Date: 1889 confidence <
a con artist
a con game
VI. transitive verb (conned; conning) Date: 1896 1. swindle <
accused of conning retirees out of their savings
2. manipulate 2b 3. persuade, cajole VII. noun Date: 1901 something (as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence; also a confidence game ; swindle VIII. noun Etymology: by shortening Date: 1893 convict IX. noun Etymology: short for consumption Date: 1915 slang a destructive disease of the lungs; especially tuberculosis X. abbreviation 1. [Latin conjunx] consort 2. consolidated 3. consul 4. continued

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