Synonyms of con in English:


See definition of con


1‘she was jailed for conning her aunt out of £500,000’


swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, rook, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed

fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along


do, sting, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, swizz, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle, gazump

North American stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle

archaic cozen, sharp

rare mulct


1‘a public relations con’


swindle, deception, trick, racket, bit of sharp practice, fraud

scam, con trick, sting, gyp, kite, diddle, rip-off, fiddle, swizzle, swizz

North American bunco, boondoggle, hustle, grift

Australian rort