word of the day :: cozen

cozen:

[kuhzuh n]

–verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

to cheat, deceive, or trick.

Origin: 1565-75; perh. < ONF coçonner to resell, v. deriv. of coçon retailer (< L coctiōnem, acc. of coctiō, cōciō dealer), influencedby MF cousin dupe, lit., cousin

“‘Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.’

And well said too; for who shall go about

To cozen fortune, and be honorable

Without the stamp of merit.

:: William Shakespeare ::

Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice


* Definition from www.dictionary.com

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