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con artist

noun [C] uk   ( also con man, con woman) us  
a person who deceives other people by making them believe something false or making them give money away
Translations of “con artist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 騙子,行騙者, 詐騙犯…
in Russian мошенник…
in Turkish düzenbaz, üçkâğıtçı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骗子,行骗者, 诈骗犯…
in Polish kancia-rz/ra…
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