공갈

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 恐喝, from  (“fearsome”) and (“scolding”) .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

공갈 (gonggal) (hanja 恐喝)

  1. threatening behavior
  2. (law) blackmail; extortion
  3. (slang) falsehood