Cozen meaning

kŭz'ən
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.

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To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
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To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
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To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
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To act deceitfully.
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To cheat; defraud.
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To deceive.
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(archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
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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.
    From Wiktionary