1 an argument opposed to a proposal [ant: pro]
3 a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam] adv : on the negative side; "much was written pro and con" [syn: in opposition] [ant: pro]
1 deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp]
2 commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?" [syn: memorize, memorise, learn] [also: conning, conned]
Etymology 1Abbreviation of contra.
disadvantage of something
- Czech: proti, zápor
- Dutch: nadeel, voor- en nadelen
- Finnish: haitta, haittapuoli
- French: contre
- German: Kontra
- Italian: contro
Etymology 2Shortened from convict.
a convicted criminal, a convict
- Dutch: een veroordeelde crimineel, een veroordeelde
- Finnish: vanki, rangaistusvanki
Etymology 3From con trick, shortened from confidence trick.
- Dutch: fraude, fraudeur
- Finnish: huijaus, petos
to trick or defraud, usually for personal gain
- Dutch: bedriegen
- Finnish: huijata
- German: betrügen, austricksen, reinlegen
- Spanish: engañar, estafar, timar
Etymology 4From earlier cond, from conduen, from conduire, from conducere.
to give the necessary orders to the helmsman to steer a ship in the required direction
- Finnish: ohjata laivaa
- The navigational direction of a ship
- In the context of "rare|archaic": To study, in order to gain
- C.1950: The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye. — D'Arcy Niland, short story The Parachutist, reprinted in The Penguin Best Stories of D'Arcy Niland, 1987, ISBN 0-14-008927-6, pages 10-11.
- In the context of "rare|archaic": To know, understand,
- Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill. — Edmund Spensir
- In the context of "taboo|_|slang|lang=fr": cunt
- In the context of "derogatory|_|slang|lang=fr": A stupid
qualifier British, asshole qualifier US, wanker qualifier British, jerk qualifier US.
- Quel con ce type! Il
m'énerve. (This guy is an ass, he pisses me off)
- Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire, quand on est con, on est con.- Georges Brassens
- Quel con ce type! Il m'énerve. (This guy is an ass, he pisses me off)
- (followed by de + noun to become an adjective) crap qualifier adjective, crappy, shit qualifier adjective, bloody stupid qualifier British, fucking stupid
- /kon/, /kon/
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Combined formsWhen followed by a definite article, con may optionally be combined with the article to give the following combined forms:
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Con + articleCombined form con + ilcol con + locollo con + l'coll' con + icoi con + glicogli con + lacolla con + lecolle
- /kon/, /kon/
- /k̬ɑ̄n/, /kQn/, SAMPROSA: /-[kQn]/
- usually indicates animate noun
Usage notesExceptions exist, such as dao.
Con may refer to:
- Confidence trick, also known as con, scam, or flim flam
- Con (TV series), secrets of the con artist revealed
- Convention (meeting), e.g. "Comic-Con"
- Conference, e.g. “youth con” especially in Unitarian Universalist circles
- Convict, as in ex-con, a person who has been convicted of a crime
- Contact lens, in Hong Kong English
- Conning tower, a raised platform on a ship or submarine
- Cornwall, England, via its Chapman code
- Concord Municipal Airport, in Concord, New Hampshire, via its IATA code
- Continental Oil, via its ICAO airline designator
- In Italian musical terms used in English, it indicates "with"
CON may also refer to:
con in Spanish: Con
con in French: Con
con in Italian: CON
con in Slovak: Con
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