confidence man

confidence men
A confidence man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them. [mainly AM]

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Confidence Man — Episodio de Lost Título El timador (España) Hombre de confianza (Latinoamérica) Episodio nº 8 Temporada 1 Escrito por …   Wikipedia Español

  • confidence man — ☆ confidence man n. a swindler who tries to gain the confidence of the victim in order to defraud …   English World dictionary

  • Confidence Man — The term Confidence Man may refer to: Confidence Man (Lost), television series episode The Confidence Man, novel by Herman Melville Confidence Man (album), by Matt Pryor Confidence man, practitioner of confidence tricks See also The Confessions… …   Wikipedia

  • confidence man — noun Someone who conducts a confidence game: who defrauds someone after winning his trust. Syn: confidence trickster, con man …   Wiktionary

  • confidence man — /ˈkɒnfədəns mæn/ (say konfuhduhns man) noun a man who swindles by a confidence trick …   Australian English dictionary

  • confidence man — con′fidence man n. a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • confidence man — noun a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim • Syn: ↑con man, ↑con artist • Hypernyms: ↑swindler, ↑defrauder, ↑chiseller, ↑chiseler, ↑gouger, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • confidence man — a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • confidence man — noun dated a confidence trickster …   English new terms dictionary

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