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  • confidence trick — confidence tricks N COUNT A confidence trick is a trick in which someone deceives you by telling you something that is not true, often to trick you out of money. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use confidence game) …   English dictionary

  • confidence trick — confidence .trick n a dishonest trick played on someone in order to get their money = ↑con >confidence trickster n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confidence trick — UK US noun [C] UK (US confidence game) ► CON(Cf. ↑con) …   Financial and business terms

  • confidence trick — (N. Amer. also confidence game) ► NOUN ▪ an act of cheating someone by gaining their trust …   English terms dictionary

  • confidence trick — index bunko Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Confidence trick — Con games redirects here. For the film, see Con Games (film). Scam redirects here. For other uses, see Scam (disambiguation). For the short story by John Wyndham, see Jizzle. A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group by… …   Wikipedia

  • confidence trick — noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property • Syn: ↑bunco, ↑bunco game, ↑bunko, ↑bunko game, ↑con, ↑confidence game, ↑con game, ↑gyp, ↑hustle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • confidence trick — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms confidence trick : singular confidence trick plural confidence tricks a trick in which you persuade someone to trust you and then get money from them …   English dictionary

  • Confidence trick (disambiguation) — Confidence trick …   Wikipedia

  • Confidence trick (tv and movies) — Fictional portrayals= Movies and television* The Lady Eve (1941) – directed by Preston Sturges; the main character, Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck), is a con artist.1950s* Racket Squad (1951–1953) – TV series in the style of Dragnet with all… …   Wikipedia

  • Confidence trick (television and movies) — This is a list of fictional portrayals of confidence tricks found in television and the movies. Contents 1 1940s 2 1950s 3 1960s 4 1970s 5 …   Wikipedia

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