blackmailer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blackmailer a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blackmailer One who extorts, or endeavors to extort, money, by black mailing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blackmailer One who levies, or attempts to levy, blackmail.
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Usage

In literature:

And they could still gain their ends without blackmail.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
That big bully Bascomb got a hold on me, and he has been blackmailing me ever since.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
Occasionally, threat of blackmail by a jilted paramour prevents marriage by the inability to escape these importunities.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Considering that he's getting his board and lodging out of her he might very well be prosecuted for blackmail.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
They ought never to yield, whether innocent or guilty, for the Blackmailer is sure to repeat her demand.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The only possible scandal lies in the fact that Mrs. Withers paid blackmail for years.
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
Blackmail is something by which one extorts money.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Bribery, blackmail, the press, and all other forces are against me, but I shall win.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
The fear of blackmailing by the police is, I think, the one valid objection.
"Women's Wild Oats" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
But it's just because Americans don't know it that these foreign blackmailers shake 'em down.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
I drew him from the professor and made him a blackmailer.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
For some moments after Kitely had left him, Cotherstone stood vacantly staring at the chair in which the blackmailer had sat.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
He had come to blackmail her.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
In Washington the lobbyists were demanding blackmail with threats of organized hostility.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
Any other kind of talk is bluff and blackmail.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Then the latter made a remark which in itself showed how expert a blackmailer he was.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
During my career three women have attempted to blackmail me.
"The Crooked House" by Brandon Fleming
All the American press is not founded upon this system of virtual blackmail.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
It is to be used simply as a threat to make other people pay what I should call blackmail.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
I never attempted any blackmail.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
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In poetry:

Built by the conscience-stricken, the weapon-making,
By us. Wild rumours woo and terrify the crowd,
Woo us. Betrayers thunder at, blackmail
Us. But where now are They.
"As We Like It" by W H Auden

In news:

CEO alleges blackmail by former employee.
The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.
Sex charges false, ' blackmail .
Sex Charges False, ' Blackmail '.
Waffle House chairman admits consensual sex acts, charges blackmail .
ATLANTA — The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.
Douglas County District Court Judge Peggy Kittel ordered a 31-year-old Baldwin City woman to stand trial for allegedly blackmailing a convicted Lawrence sex offender.
The CEO of Waffle House says a former employee who claims he sexually harassed her was actually a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.
Lately, we've been getting a ton of e-mails about being blackmailed and we thought we'd bring it to the surface.
One man is being blackmailed by a woman in his office building.
Inmate accused of plot to blackmail Menard.
Inmate's DIY plot to blackmail Menards founder fails.
'Vote by BlackMail ': the Koch Bros Employees Job Squeeze.
Justin Bieber Theft, Online Blackmail Threat Turns Out to Be Prank Promoting New Video (Photo Credit: Island Def Jam).
"People had been blackmailed doesn't this need to stop".
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