confidence game

Definitions of confidence game
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n a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Synonyms:
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting
Types:
sting operation
a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
Type of:
cheat, rig, swindle
the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

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