The definition of a confidence man is someone who gets a victim to trust them before taking their money or property.
An example of a confidence man is a con artist who acts like they're in love to steal someone's money.
a swindler who tries to gain the confidence of the victim in order to defraud
A man who swindles his victims by using a confidence game.
(plural confidence men)
- Someone who conducts a confidence game: who defrauds someone after winning his trust.