Definition of Con game

1. Noun. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.

Exact synonyms: Bunco, Bunco Game, Bunko, Bunko Game, Con, Confidence Game, Confidence Trick, Flimflam, Gyp, Hustle, Sting
Specialized synonyms: Sting Operation
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Rig, Swindle
Derivative terms: Bunco, Con, Flim-flam, Gyp

Definition of Con game

1. Noun. A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Con Game

con artist
con artists
con brio
con crud
con game (current term)
con games
con man
con men
con moto
con sord
con sordini
con sordino
con woman
con women

Literary usage of Con game

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Game Laws, and on Fisheries: With an Appendix, Containing by Joseph Chitty (1812)
"A penal infer- The defendant was convicted before a just ice of the the Plaintiff> strongly insisted upon the defendant's con- game," is not ..."

2. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1902)
"... were sufficiently con- Game — ,. , • . ,, , , . , ., . J • ,•>• _ nected to form one transaction, and that B. was therefore guilty Trespass in °J ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Timeby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1816)
"... that this would be the last time such services would be required and such thanks returned, and that in I The motion was agreed to пет. con. GAME LAWS. ..."

4. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"... plute for plutocrat, vamp for vampire, pen for penitentiary, con for confidence (as in con-man, con-game and to con), convi-ci and consumption, ..."

5. The International Socialist Review by Algie Martin Simons (1907)
"... forces," and in the next breath the "con" game assurance that the constabulary scheme "will probably add considerably to the strength of the market. ..."

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