confidence man

confidence man
Synonyms and related words:
bunco artist, bunco steerer, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, con artist, con man, crimp, defrauder, diddler, gyp, horse coper, horse trader, jackleg, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, mortgage shark, pettifogger, pitchman, shark, sharp, sharper, sharpie, shortchanger, shyster, slicker, spieler, trickster

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  • Confidence man — Confidence Con fi*dence, n. [L. confidentia firm trust in, self confidence: cf. F. confidence.] 1. The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; formerly followed by of, now commonly by in. [1913 Webster] Society… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 men N COUNT A confidence man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them. [mainly AM] Syn: con man …   English dictionary

  • 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 (Lost) — Confidence Man Lost episode Sawyer considers burning the letter he wrote in 1979. Episode no …   Wikipedia

  • Confidence Man (album) — Confidence Man Studio album by Matt Pryor Released July 29, 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • Confidence Man (disambiguation) — A confidence man, also known as a con man or a con artist, is someone who takes advantage of someone else usually for financial gain using what is known as a confidence trick.Confidence man may also be: * Confidence Man (Lost), an episode of the… …   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 …  

  • 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

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