racketeer [rak-i-teer] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- a person engaged in a racket.
verb (used without object)
- to engage in a racket.
Origin of racketeer An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; racket1 + -eer Related Words for racketeer mobster, extortionist, gangster, criminal, shark, hood Examples from the Web for racketeer Contemporary Examples of racketeer
Mr. Duffy, it happened, was Big Bill Duffy, a jolly henchman of Owney Madden, the racketeer.
May 17, 2014
He could, however, be a racketeer specializing in bookmaking, gambling, drug dealing, and assorted other crime.
June 13, 2013
Historical Examples of racketeer
He was a raider, a racketeer, not a leader of purposeful men.
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Her racketeer sweetie has a long arm, however, and Nita gets hers.
British Dictionary definitions for racketeer racketeer noun
- a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
- (intr) to operate a racket
Derived Formsracketeering, noun Word Origin and History for racketeer