racketeering

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by the Employers' Association of Chicago in June 1927 in a statement about the influence of organized crime in the Teamsters union.[1]

Noun[edit]

racketeering (usually uncountable, plural racketeerings)

  1. The criminal action of being involved in a racket.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

racketeering

  1. Present participle of racketeer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Witwer, "'The Most Racketeer-Ridden Union in America': The Problem of Corruption in the Teamsters Union During the 1930s," in Corrupt Histories, Emmanuel Kreike and William Chester Jordan, eds., University of Rochester Press, 2004. ISBN 1580461735