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Noun: confidence game  kón-fi-dun(t)s geym
  1. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    - bunco [N. Amer], bunco game [N. Amer], bunko [N. Amer], bunko game [N. Amer], con, confidence trick, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam

Derived forms: confidence games

Type of: cheat, rig, swindle

Encyclopedia: Confidence game