Racketeer Definition

răkĭ-tîr
racketeers
noun
A person who engages in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
American Heritage
A person who obtains money illegally, as by bootlegging, fraud, or, esp., extortion.
Webster's New World

One who instigates or has involvement with a racket.

Wiktionary
verb
To obtain money in any of these ways.
Webster's New World
To engage in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
American Heritage

To commit crimes systematically as part of a criminal organization.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Racketeer

Noun

Singular:
racketeer
Plural:
racketeers

Origin of Racketeer

  • From racket +"Ž -eer

    From Wiktionary

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