- a swindler; confidence man; cheat.
- a dishonest political official or leader.
- a member of a secret Chinese band or society employed in U.S. cities in blackmail, assassination, etc.
- a ruffian or rowdy.
Origin of highbinder
Related Words for highbindercollaborator, traitor, accomplice, plotter, subversive, betrayer, highbinder, backstabber, colluder
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Historical Examples of highbinder
Petey was highbinder of the gang that year and was very far gone in crime.At Good Old Siwash
Now I want you to tell me that Highbinder romance when I next meet you.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2
And twelve for Tessie, and eight for this highbinder on my knee, here!Atlantic Narratives
The favorite weapon of the Highbinder is a long knife made of a file, with a brass knob and heavy handle.
Another favorite pastime of the Highbinder who is usually a loafer, is to levy blackmail on a wealthy Chinaman.
- a gangster
- a corrupt politician
- (formerly) a member of a Chinese-American secret society that engaged in blackmail, murder, etc