con man

con man
Synonyms and related words:
body snatcher, booster, bunco artist, bunco steerer, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, chicken thief, con artist, confidence man, crimp, crook, den of thieves, embezzler, filcher, ganef, ghoul, grafter, grave robber, horse coper, horse trader, jackleg, jewel thief, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, larcener, larcenist, lifter, mortgage shark, peculator, pettifogger, petty thief, pilferer, pitchman, poacher, prowler, purloiner, robber, scrounger, shark, sharp, sharper, sharpie, shoplifter, shortchanger, shyster, slicker, sneak thief, spieler, stealer, swindler, thief, white-collar thief

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

  • con man — AND con artist n. someone who makes a living by swindling people. □ Gary is a con artist, but at least he’s not on the dole. □ He looks like a con man, but he’s just a sweetie …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • con|man|ship — «KON muhn shihp», noun. Slang. the art or skill of a confidence man: »The Centre of the Action [a novel] is a confessional study of conmanship, in a New York jungle where rat eats rat (Manchester Guardian Weekly). ╂[< con4 + manship] …   Useful english dictionary

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