The price of initiation at the Palm Beach Country Club, whose members Madoff conned?
Miles, it was agreed by nearly all, could not and would not be conned musically.
He killed five men and married five women, conned Al Capone, and traded card tricks with Houdini.
Condi, as she is always known, had conned Linda into thinking the President needed to have his medical doctor close at hand.
He had mob ties, and conned not only the companies that he helped make worthless, but also his own brokers.
This was all he would say, save that when the war was over other matters might be conned.
A minute after he had conned her, she struck heavily again and again.
Katharine, all unconscious as she conned her childish lessons at Granada, ceased for a time to be called “Princess of Wales.”
Annie had conned her answer on many a sleepless pillow, and had it by heart.
A sharp-sighted seaman stood on the fore-yard, from whence he conned the vessel,—the lead kept going as before.
"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.
A convict or former convict; prison inmate: You're a ''con,'' you've no rights (1893+)