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con artist

noun [C]
 
 
someone who tricks people into giving them money or valuable thingsMiscellaneous criminalsDishonest peopleLies, lying and hypocrisyCheating and tricking
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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