The definition of cozen is to cheat, or make someone believe something that isn't true.
An example of cozen is cheating while playing poker.
To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
To act deceitfully.
To cheat; defraud.
Origin of cozen
- Probably ultimately (perhaps via Middle English cosin fraud, trickery) from Old French cosson middleman, trader or obsolete Italian cozzonare to cheat (from Italian cozzone horse-trader) both ultimately from Latin cōciō, coctiō dealer perhaps of Etruscan origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Origin uncertain.