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Definition of the noun con game

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  1. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Alternative definition of the noun con game


  1. A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.

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Google previewThe American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary (2002)

A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations

Congregational; Congress con game confidence game Cong. Rec. Congressional Record conj. conjugation; conjunction; conjunctive con man confidence man conn. connected; connotation Conn. Connecticut CONQUEST Computerized ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

—house of prostitution con game confidence game; confidence trick(ery) Cong Christ Congregational Christians Cong Digest Congressional Digest congen common specification ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities (2004)

by Mary Bosworth

RELIGION AS A “CON GAME” It is very difficult to determine why prisoners become involved with religion when incarcerated, since religious belief and practice is a very individual matter and may be exacerbated by the psychological ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

swindle, imposture, plant, trick, shell game, hoax, fraud, confidence game, con game ( Slang).

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century (2004)

by Sorrel Kerbel

Mamet appears convinced of the penetrating inroads that the metaphor of the confidence game has made into personal and professional life in postwar society : “The con game is what most people do, most of the time, with few exceptions.

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Politics, in a sense, has always been a con game. (Joe McGinniss)
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