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racketeer

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noun rack·e·teer \ˌra-kə-ˈtir\

Definition of racketeer

  1. :  one who obtains money by an illegal enterprise usually involving intimidation

Examples of racketeer in a Sentence

  1. the racketeer threatened to have his thugs vandalize the shop if the shopkeeper didn't pay him a monthly bribe

1924

First Known Use of racketeer

1924


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racketeer

verb rack·e·teer

Definition of racketeer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to carry on a racket

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to extort money from

1928

First Known Use of racketeer

1928


RACKETEER Defined for English Language Learners

racketeer

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Definition of racketeer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes money through illegal activities


RACKETEER Defined for Kids

racketeer

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noun rack·e·teer \ˌra-kə-ˈtir\

Definition of racketeer for Students

  1. :  a person who gets money or advantages by using force or threats


Law Dictionary

racketeer

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noun rack·e·teer \ˌra-kə-ˈtir\

Legal Definition of racketeer

  1. :  one that engages in racketeering

racketeer

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