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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: confidence trick

con

1 verb
     
con1 past tense and past participle conned, present participle conning [transitive] informal
1 to get money from someone by deceiving them
con somebody out of something
He conned me out of £300.
2 to persuade someone to do something by deceiving them
con somebody into doing something
You had no right to con me into thinking I could trust you.

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