The definition of a con is a disadvantage, a negative reason or a scam designed to trick or defraud someone.noun
- An example of a con, or disadvantage, of buying an expensive item is the high price.
- A plan to swindle an old widow out of her money is an example of a con.
To con is to trick someone, or use deception to defraud or lie to someone.verb
When you lie to someone to get something you want from him, this is an example of a situation where you con him.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: contr. < L contra, against
- to swindle (a victim) by first gaining the person's confidence
- to trick or fool, esp. by glib persuasion
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- An argument or opinion against something.
- One who holds an opposing opinion or view.
Origin: Short for contra.
transitive verb conned conned, con·ning, cons
- To study, peruse, or examine carefully.
- To learn or commit to memory.
Origin: Middle English connen, to know, from Old English cunnan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
- conˈner noun
or conn Nauticaltransitive verb conned conned, con·ning, cons or conns
- The station or post of the person who steers a vessel.
- The act or process of steering a vessel.
Origin: From cond, from Middle English conduen, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.
Slangtransitive verb conned conned, con·ning, cons
Origin: Short for confidence.
- Law conclusion
- Latin conjunx (wife)
- Con. consul
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