extortioner extortioner

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. In its January 1954 issue Confidential called Editor Stuart, among other things, an admitted extortioner, a hate peddler and a coddler of Communists.
  2. The Indians and the poor appealed to the church, and Mexico's archbishop put the extortioner under a ban of excommunication.
  3. I know the defendant to be a money-mad extortioner.
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