- a person engaged in a racket.
- to engage in a racket.
Origin of racketeer
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Examples from the Web for racketeer
Mr. Duffy, it happened, was Big Bill Duffy, a jolly henchman of Owney Madden, the racketeer.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
He could, however, be a racketeer specializing in bookmaking, gambling, drug dealing, and assorted other crime.Whitey Bulger Trial Kicks Off in Boston
June 13, 2013
- a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
- (intr) to operate a racket
Word Origin and History for racketeer
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