blackmailer blackmailer

Definition(s):

  • (n) a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After Otto was heard making a remark showing skepticism of prompt German victory, on April 18 the blackmailer requested a payoff.
  2. At her rendezvous with the blackmailer Lady Dearden encounters two tourists.
  3. For another, the publicity-shy Four Hundred provided him with a lucrative sideline: Publisher Mann was the nation's most notorious blackmailer.

News

  • Thomas George Paculis extortion try: Vultures circling over Paula Deen’s crisis?

    The FBI on Friday arrested an alleged blackmailer in New York, drawing a line on what’s become a national pile-on of former Food Network superstar Paula Deen after she admitted in an April deposition that she had used the word “nigger” in the past.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Robert Griffiths, QC, for Hair, asked him: "You have been described as officious, arrogant, over-bearing, a blackmailer and having 'form' - were any of these given as a reason by the ICC for not allocating you matches on the elite panel?"
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Darrell Hair Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Russia has doubled gas price for Georgia - decision which lacks any market logic. We have to deal with an unprincipled blackmailer, I can not call it [Russia] otherwise," Saakashvili said.
    on Jan 22, 2006 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: Civil Georgia

  3. "I've handled 15 or 20 cases in the last 20 years, and all these with one exception were resolved privately - not one case did I ever pay," Geragos says. "You educate (the blackmailer) that what they're doing is a crime. You handle this...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Mark Geragos Source: USA Today

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