racketeer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From racket +‎ -eer

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

racketeer (plural racketeers)

  1. one who commits crimes (especially fraud, bribery, loansharking, extortion etc.) to aid in running a shady or illegal business.
  2. one who instigates or has involvement with a racket.

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Verb[edit]

racketeer (third-person singular simple present racketeers, present participle racketeering, simple past and past participle racketeered)

  1. to carry out illegal business activities or criminal schemes.
  2. to commit crimes systematically as part of a criminal organization.