confidence game

confidence game
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a trick in which someone persuades another person to trust them and then gets money from them

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  • confidence game — n. A swindle in which a swindler earns the trust of the victim and then takes advantage of it to cheat the victim out of money; informally called a con game or simply con. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks …   Law dictionary

  • Confidence game — 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 game — Game Game, n. [OE. game, gamen, AS. gamen, gomen, play, sport; akin to OS., OHG., & Icel. gaman, Dan. gammen mirth, merriment, OSw. gamman joy. Cf. {Gammon} a game, {Backgammon}, {Gamble} v. i.] 1. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confidence game — UK US noun [C] US ► CONFIDENCE TRICK(Cf. ↑confidence trick) …   Financial and business terms

  • confidence game — confidence games N COUNT A confidence game is the same as a confidence trick. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • confidence game — ☆ confidence game n. a swindle effected by gaining the confidence of the victim …   English World dictionary

  • confidence game — any swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the confidence of the victim, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or the like. Also called, Brit., confidence trick. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • confidence game — noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property • Syn: ↑bunco, ↑bunco game, ↑bunko, ↑bunko game, ↑con, ↑confidence trick, ↑con game, ↑gyp, ↑hustle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • confidence game — Obtaining of money or property by means of some trick, device, or swindling operation in which advantage is taken of the confidence which the victim reposes in the swindler. The elements of the crime of confidence game are: (1) an intentional… …   Black's law dictionary

  • confidence game — Obtaining of money or property by means of some trick, device, or swindling operation in which advantage is taken of the confidence which the victim reposes in the swindler. The elements of the crime of confidence game are: (1) an intentional… …   Black's law dictionary

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