- a person who engages in extortion.
Origin of extortionist
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Examples from the Web for extortionist
There have been reports of a city, often suggested to be in Brazil, having its electricity cut off by extortionist hackers.Super Bowl Blackout Should Help Build Momentum for a Smart Grid
February 5, 2013
The lawyers accused Stephens of being an “extortionist” and handed him his own criminal background report, he said.‘I Always Felt It Was Creepy’: Stories of Sex With Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash
Maria Elena Fernandez
December 6, 2012
More often, it is the by product and end result of lobbying, political hand bending and extortionist muscle.After the Rain
Driver an extortionist; but I knew the exact distance, to the tenth of a kilometre.
Nor do I think anything in her own life would give a blackmailer or an extortionist anything to go on.Sentiment, Inc.
Poul William Anderson
Word Origin and History for extortionist
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