Definitions for: Cozen


[v] cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"
[v] act with artful deceit
[v] be false to; be dishonest with



Webster (1913) Definition: Coz"en (k?z"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cozened (-'nd);
p. pr. & vb. n. Cozening (-'n-?ng). ] [From cousin, hence,
literally, to deceive through pretext of relationship, F.
cousiner.]
To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by
small arts, or in a pitiful way.

He had cozened the world by fine phrases. --Macaulay.

Children may be cozened into a knowledge of the
letters. --Locke.

Goring loved no man so well but that he would cozen
him, and expose him to public mirth for having been
cozened. --Clarendon.


Coz"en, v. i.
To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.

Some cogging, cozening slave. --Shak.

Synonyms: deceive, delude, lead on

See Also: beat, befool, betray, cheat, cheat, cheat on, chisel, chisel, cuckold, ensnare, entrap, fob, fool, fox, frame, gain, gull, hoax, humbug, play a joke on, play a trick on, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, rip off, sell, set up, shill, trick, victimise, victimize, wander, win

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