Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who extorts something from another, or makes an extortionate demand or charge; an extortioner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who practices extortion.
- n. a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
- extortion + -ist (Wiktionary)
“Being an extortionist is the only thing she is good at.”
“In exasperation I called the extortionist office manager and she said if I can pay the rest off before the end of the month she'll drop all of the administrative fees.”
“And at first it's a lot to take in — the blackmail; the $2 million demand; the screenplay weirdness; the revelations that the extortionist was a high-level Emmy-winning producer for CBS; the emergence of Stephanie Birkett, affable on-screen sidekick, as but one of the women; the surfacing of other names, too; claims of a Late Show love nest.”
“The scene where Donovan was captured and forced to admit he was the extortionist was a bit rushed - don't you think?”
“In fact, his extortionist is the one who should be ashamed of himself.”
“If he who helps ailing children is called extortionist, then I am an extortionist," whined Eli Yeshai, Shas 'leading politician, who normally reports to the group's spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.”
“That the conjurer may in any one case have been a fraud and even a kind of extortionist, and in another case a genuine popular religious leader is, from this point of view, of little importance.”
“I was certain, as I surveyed the crowd, one of these sons of bitches was my extortionist.”
“On the afternoon of September 14th, 2009, human rights defender Jesus Tecú Osorio received a telephone call on his personal cell phone from an unidentified extortionist who threatened to kidnap, torture and dismember each of Jesus 'children, one-by-one, if his demands are not met.”
“I would always suspect someone is a writer if I hear them muttering under breath – “I could use that.” - they are either a writer or a extortionist.”
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