Main definitions of coney-catching in English

: coney-catching1coney-catching2

coney-catching1

Pronunciation /ˈkəʊniˌkatʃɪŋ/

noun

archaic, historical
  • Swindling, cheating; trickery, deception.

    See note at coney-catcher.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Greene (bap. 1558, d. 1592), writer and playwright. From coney + catching.

Main definitions of coney-catching in English

: coney-catching1coney-catching2

coney-catching2

Pronunciation /ˈkəʊniˌkatʃɪŋ/

adjective

archaic, historical
  • That swindles, cheats, tricks, or deceives.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Remembrancia. Either (i) from coney + catching, after coney-catcher, coney-catching.