extortionist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extortionist a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extortionist One who extorts something from another, or makes an extortionate demand or charge; an extortioner.
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Usage

In literature:

More often, it is the by product and end result of lobbying, political hand bending and extortionist muscle.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Extortionists began to muscle in asking for their share of the pizza pie.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
The prejudice is very strong against the extortionists, and I apprehend there will be many scenes of violence this winter.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Then the Buccaneer's tradesmen, being true chips of the ancient block, were frequently extortionists, if not actual robbers.
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton
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In news:

Messages attached to some of the bodies reportedly claim responsibility on behalf of the Sinaloa drug cartel and accuse the dead men of being extortionists.
Is Mad Men's Peggy a Baller , an Extortionist, or a Good Negotiator.
Accused David Letterman extortionist Robert "Joe" Halderman will try to wiggle out of his indictment with a thick packet of pretrial motions when he comes to court today -- and he has more reasons than ever to want out quick.
Is Mad Men's Peggy a Baller, an Extortionist , or a Good Negotiator.
Letterman extortionist plans return to TV news.
Weird Emmy Nominations, Cont'd: Letterman's Extortionist Gets One, Too.
John Stamos was targeted by extortionists, according to court docs.
How much longer must city gossips repent for the sins of failed extortionist Jared Paul Stern.
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