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Meaning of COZEN

Pronunciation:  'kuzun

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

COZEN is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
  2. \Coz"en\, v. i.
    To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
          Some cogging, cozening slave.            --Shak.
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