Con - definition, transcription

Amer.  |kɑːn|
Brit.  |kɒn|


- an argument opposed to a proposal
- a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison (syn: convict, inmate, yardbird)
- a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property (syn: bunco, bunko, flimflam, hustle, sting)


- deprive of by deceit (syn: bunco, defraud, diddle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, victimize)
- commit to memory; learn by heart (syn: learn, memorize)
- in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.
much was written pro and con


The captain stands beside the wheel at the con.

He carefully weighed all pros and cons.

He conned me out of £300.

You had no right to con me into thinking I could trust you.

a con to make people pay for goods they hadn't actually received

much was written pro and con

Word forms

I/you/we/they: con
he/she/it: cons
present participle: conning
past tense: conned
past participle: conned
singular: con
plural: cons
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