confidence trick

confidence tricks
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A confidence trick is a trick in which someone deceives you by telling you something that is not true, often to trick you out of money. [mainly BRIT]
(in AM, usually use confidence game)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • confidence trick — UK US noun [C] UK (US confidence game) ► CON(Cf. ↑con) …   Financial and business terms

  • confidence trick — (N. Amer. also confidence game) ► NOUN ▪ an act of cheating someone by gaining their trust …   English terms dictionary

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  • Confidence trick — Con games redirects here. For the film, see Con Games (film). Scam redirects here. For other uses, see Scam (disambiguation). For the short story by John Wyndham, see Jizzle. A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group by… …   Wikipedia

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

  • confidence trick — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms confidence trick : singular confidence trick plural confidence tricks a trick in which you persuade someone to trust you and then get money from them …   English dictionary

  • confidence trick — noun (C) formal a dishonest trick played on someone in order to get their money; con 2 (1) confidence trickster noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confidence trick — /ˈkɒnfədəns trɪk/ (say konfuhduhns trik) noun a swindle in which the victim s confidence is gained in order to induce them to part with money or property. Also, US, confidence game. –confidence trickster, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • confidence trick — (N. Amer. also confidence game) noun an act of cheating or tricking someone by persuading them to believe something that is not true. Derivatives confidence trickster noun …   English new terms dictionary

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