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Definition of con noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] (formal confidence game) a trick; an act of cheating someone The so-called bargain was just a big con! a con game He's a real con artist (= a person who regularly cheats others). see also con man
  2. 2[countable] = convict
  3. Idioms
    the pros and cons
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    the advantages and disadvantages of something We weighed up the pros and cons.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: con