Definition of coney-catcher in English:

coney-catcher

noun

  • 1A swindler, a cheat, a trickster; a perpetrator of confidence tricks; a deceiver. Also figurative. Now archaic or historical.

  • 2A person (occasionally also a trap or a dog) that catches rabbits. Compare "rabbit catcher". Now regional or historical.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Greene (bap. 1558, d. 1592), writer and playwright. From coney + catcher.

Pronunciation

coney-catcher

/ˈkəʊnɪˌkatʃə/