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Slang

con

This page is about the slang term con

Meaning

to persuade someone to do something in order to cheat them

For example

  • When I was travelling I'd sometimes meet people who'd try to con me into a game of cards, but I never fell for it. I'd heard too many stories about people being cheated.

  • He was jailed for conning a lonely old lady out of $200,000.

Quick Quiz

She met lots of men on the internet and conned quite a few into

a. chatting with her online

b. telling her about their lives

c. sending her money

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Contributor: Matt Errey