cozener
noun see cozen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cozener — Coz en*er (k?z n ?r), n. One who cheats or defrauds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cozener — See cozen. * * * …   Universalium

  • cozener — noun /ˈkʌzənə,ˈkʌznə/ An imposter, a swindler. See Also: cozen, cozenage …   Wiktionary

  • cozener — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who cheats: bilk, cheat, cheater, defrauder, rook, sharper, swindler, trickster, victimizer. Informal: chiseler, crook, flimflammer. Slang: diddler, gyp, gypper. See HONEST …   English dictionary for students

  • cozener — n. deceiver, swindler …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cozener — cozˈener noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cozen …   Useful english dictionary

  • cozen — cozener, n. cozeningly, adv. /kuz euhn/, v.t., v.i. to cheat, deceive, or trick. [1565 75; perh. < ONF coçonner to resell, v. deriv. of coçon retailer ( < L coctionem, acc. of coctio, cocio dealer), influenced by MF cousin dupe, lit., COUSIN] * * …   Universalium

  • cheat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. deceive, defraud (See deception). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who cheats] Syn. rogue, cheater, swindler, fraud, quack, charlatan, conniver, confidence man, scammer, chiseler, impostor, masquerader,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Losenger — Los en*ger, n. [OF. losengier, losengeor, fr. losengier to deceive, flatter, losenge, flattery, Pr. lauzenga, fr. L. laus praise. Cf. {Lozenge}.] A flatterer; a deceiver; a cozener. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To a fair pair of gallows, there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shifter — Shift er, n. 1. One who, or that which, shifts; one who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener. [1913 Webster] T was such a shifter that, if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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