verb (used with object), kid·napped or kid·naped, kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing.
Examples from the Web for kidnapper
He was a Burmese national—resistance fighter, drug smuggler, kidnapper, warlord.How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord|Brendon Hong|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday night, notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was found dead, hanging in his cell.
Few people who knew the Cleveland kidnapper have expressed sympathy over his suicide.Ariel Castro Friend: ‘He Felt Bad for What He Did’|Christine Pelisek|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Cleveland kidnapper exhibited several risk factors before he hanged himself.
Plagiarism, from the Latin word plagiaries, or kidnapper, is an academic—and not legal—crime.
If I turn south I shall get no bed nor food all night, and be picked up in the mornin' fur a kidnapper.
Often had she told him of old Patty Cannon and her kidnapper's den, and her death in the jail of his native town.
He could not repress a sneaking feeling that he had been less the kidnapper than the napped kid in this elopement.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
If she had anticipated a visit from her kidnapper, however, she was pleasantly disappointed.The Bandbox|Louis Joseph Vance
From secretary-treasurer of the Securities Investment Association to be a kidnapper of babes!An Oregon Girl|Alfred Ernest Rice
British Dictionary definitions for kidnapper
verb -naps, -napping or -napped or US -naps, -naping or -naped
Word Origin for kidnap
Word Origin and History for kidnapper (1 of 2)
1670s; see kidnap (though this word is attested a few years earlier).