highbinder

noun

high·​bind·​er ˈhī-ˌbīn-dər How to pronounce highbinder (audio)
1
: a professional killer operating in the Chinese quarter of an American city
2
: a corrupt politician

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of highbinder was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Highbinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highbinder. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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