cons Definition

  • 1short for 'convict' or 'conviction'
  • 2short for 'confidence trickster', a person who cheats or tricks others by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true

Using cons: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cons" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He has several cons on his record.

  • Example

    The con artist tricked her into giving him all her money.

  • Example

    The police arrested the con man for fraud.

  • Example

    He was sentenced to five years for his cons.

cons Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for cons


Summary: cons in Brief

The term 'cons' [kɑːnz] can be short for 'convict' or 'conviction,' referring to a person who has been found guilty of a crime. It can also be short for 'confidence trickster,' which is a person who gains someone's trust and then tricks them into believing something that is not true. Examples of usage include 'The con artist tricked her into giving him all her money.' and 'He has several cons on his record.'