highbinder

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noun high·bind·er \ˈhī-ˌbīn-dər\

Definition of highbinder

  1. 1 :  a professional killer operating in the Chinese quarter of an American city

  2. 2 :  a corrupt politician

Origin and Etymology of highbinder

the Highbinders, gang of ruffians in New York City ab1806


First Known Use: 1876

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