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Confidence man   /kˈɑnfədəns mæn/   Listen
Confidence man

noun
1.
A swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim.  Synonyms: con artist, con man.






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"Confidence man" Quotes from Famous Books



... Putnam's, is an historical romance of the American Revolution, based on the hero's own account of his adventures, as given in a little volume picked up by Mr. Melville at a book-stall. The story is well told, but the book is hardly worthy of the author of 'Typee.' 'The Confidence Man' (1857), his last serious effort in prose fiction, does not ...
— Typee - A Romance of the South Sea • Herman Melville

... a confidence man by a gentleman of Leary's professional eminence gave Archie a thrill. The Governor answered by drawing up his sleeves and going through the motions of washing ...
— Blacksheep! Blacksheep! • Meredith Nicholson



Words linked to "Confidence man" :   chiseller, con artist, gouger, chiseler, scammer, swindler, grifter, defrauder, con man



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