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Con game   /kɑn geɪm/   Listen
Con game

noun
1.
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.  Synonyms: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting.






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"Con game" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the key factors in a really big con game to make the client think he is getting something for nothing, or maybe even a shade outside the law. Confidence men say that everyone has a 'little larceny in his soul.' I'm sure that's not true, but enough people do so that they can be swindled by ...
— The Blue Ghost Mystery • Harold Leland Goodwin



Words linked to "Con game" :   rig, cheat, swindle, hustle, sting operation, gyp



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