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con mannoun [C]

 /ˈkɑn ˌmæn/ (also con artist,  /ˈkɑn ˌɑr·t̬ɪst/ )
a ​person who uses ​tricks to ​cheatpeople, esp. to get ​theirmoney or possessions
(Definition of con man from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “con man”
in Arabic نَصّاب…
in Korean 사기꾼…
in Portuguese estelionatário, trapaceiro…
in Catalan estafador…
in Japanese ペテン師…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骗子…
in Turkish dalaverci, dolandırıcı, üçkâğıtçı…
in Russian мошенник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 騙子…
in Italian truffatore…
in Polish oszust…
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