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con game

noun, Slang.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Its high time the elected officials of this great country step forward and eliminate this con game being played on the public.
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con game

noun phrase

A confidence game; swindle; scam (1880s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for con game

con game

confidence game
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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Encyclopedia Article for con game

any elaborate swindling operation in which advantage is taken of the confidence the victim reposes in the swindler. Some countries have created a statutory offense of this name, though the elements of the crime have never been clearly defined by legislation, and the scope of proscribed behaviour remains subject to varying interpretations among jurisdictions.

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