One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Swindling, cheating; trickery, deception.
That swindles, cheats, tricks, or deceives.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Greene (bap. 1558, d. 1592), writer and playwright. From coney + catching<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in Remembrancia. Either (i) from coney + catching, after coney-catcher, coney-catching.
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