extortionist

or ex·tor·tion·er

[ik-stawr-shuh-nist]

noun

a person who engages in extortion.

Nearby words

  1. extort,
  2. extortion,
  3. extortionary,
  4. extortionate,
  5. extortionately,
  6. extr.,
  7. extra,
  8. extra cover,
  9. extra point,
  10. extra time

Origin of extortionist

First recorded in 1880–85; extortion + -ist

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Word Origin and History for extortioner

extortionist

n.

1885, from extortion + -ist. Earlier in the same sense were extorter (1590s), extortioner (late 14c.).

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