racketeering

[ rak-i-teer-ing ]
/ ˌræk ɪˈtɪər ɪŋ /

noun

the practice of conducting or engaging in a racket, as extortion or bootlegging.

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Origin of racketeering

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; racketeer + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM racketeering

an·ti·rack·e·teer·ing, adjective
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