cozener

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cozen +‎ -er

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cozener (plural cozeners)

  1. An imposter, a swindler.
    • 1606, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Lear:
      The usurer hangs the cozener.
    • 1993, Richard Burt, Licensed by authority: Ben Jonson and the discourses of censorship:
      Yet the difference between players and cozeners was not always secure.

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