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con artist

noun, Informal.
1.
a person adept at lying, cajolery, or glib self-serving talk.
2.
a person adept at swindling by means of confidence games; swindler.
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con man

noun phrase

  1. A confidence man (1889+)
  2. One adept at persuasion, esp at dishonest or self-serving persuasion (1900s+)
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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