Definition of Confidence 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, Con 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 Confidence game

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confidence Game

confessours
confest
confestly
confetti
confetto
confidable
confidant
confidante
confidantes
confidants
confide
confided
confidee
confidence
confidence artist
confidence game (current term)
confidence games
confidence interval
confidence intervals
confidence level
confidence limits
confidence man
confidence men
confidence trick
confidence trickster
confidence tricksters
confidences
confident
confident(p)
confidente

Literary usage of Confidence game

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1. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"Upon the question of the sufficiency of an indictment in a confidence game case which did not set out the elements or acts constituting the crime, ..."

2. History of the Grange Movement: Or, The Farmer's War Against Monopolies by James Dabney McCabe (1874)
"... Road in Operation—What becomes of the Stock—Where the Profit lies—The Crime of the Bankers—A confidence game—How to stop Wild Cat Railroad Building. ..."

3. Economic and Industrial Delusions: A Discussion of the Case for Protection by Arthur B. Farquhar, Henry Farquhar (1891)
"A confidence game. Are you not convinced that Mr. McKinley's new " farmers' tariff " and committee report are only a little confidence game—that his party ..."

4. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1916)
"Impersonation; confidence game.—False impersonation was treated as an offense at common law. Moreover, the obtaining of property thereby has been made a ..."

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