highbinder

noun
high·​bind·​er | \ ˈhī-ˌbīn-dər How to pronounce highbinder (audio) \

Definition of highbinder

1 : a professional killer operating in the Chinese quarter of an American city
2 : a corrupt politician

First Known Use of highbinder

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for highbinder

the Highbinders, gang of ruffians in New York City about 1806

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“Highbinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highbinder. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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