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noun French.
  1. blackmail.
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Origin of chantage

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for chantage

Historical Examples

  • Thus the very basest of all trades, that of chantage, is encouraged by the law.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds

  • There are in London and every large city scores of men and women who live by blackmailing or chantage.

  • This, of course, does not prove that the Members of the Council are amenable to Chantage.

  • That was a bit of 'chantage' that you did with Dauriat; he gave you a thousand crowns to let Nathan alone.

  • With men such as Capt, chantage, as the French call it, is a favourite mode of obtaining wealth.