King was widely reviled in his lifetime, attacked as a troublemaker, a liar, a con man and a communist.
Give the man credit for coming up with a con that would make Bebe Rebozo blush.
I can't tell you which of the demography deniers are fooling themselves, and which are trying to con the rest of us.
Berlusconi has also mocked the so-called bond spread as a “con” on yet another channel.
Fabulous lunatic Madame Blavatsky was a con artist, a mystic, and the founder of the Theosophist Society.
con and I don't feel like going home just yet, and Mrs. Irving has elected to be audience instead of actor.
It is not the purpose of the authors to discuss the subject pro or con.
That pig of Mr. con Murphy's is always coming under the fence and tearing up the garden.
And reflexive: con him land geare, knows the land well, 2063; pl.
He played it con amore, and it grew to be part of himself as no other of his works ever did.
"negation" (mainly in pro and con), 1570s, short for Latin contra "against" (see contra).
"study," early 15c., from Old English cunnan "to know, know how" (see can (v.1)).
a slang or colloquial shortening of various nouns beginning in con-, e.g., from the 19th century, confidant, conundrum, conformist, convict, contract, and from the 20th century, conductor, conservative.
"swindling," 1889, American English, from confidence man (1849), from the many scams in which the victim is induced to hand over money as a token of confidence. Confidence with a sense of "assurance based on insufficient grounds" dates from 1590s.
"to guide ships," 1620s, from French conduire "to conduct, lead, guide" (10c.), from Latin conducere (see conduce). Related: Conned; conning.
"to swindle," 1896, from con (adj.). Related: Conned; conning.
Variant of com-.
A convict or former convict; prison inmate: You're a ''con,'' you've no rights (1893+)
[SF fandom] A science-fiction convention. Not used of other sorts of conventions, such as professional meetings. This term, unlike many others of SF-fan slang, is widely recognised even by hackers who aren't fans. "We'd been corresponding on the net for months, then we met face-to-face at a con."