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  • n. a form of sexual extortion, the extortion of a person through the use of the history of their sexual conduct (such as saved sexting messages)

Etymologies

Blend of sex and extortion (Wiktionary)

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  • “Or, as in a 2009 Wisconsin case of “sextortion,” a boy, pretending to be a girl online, who solicited explicit pictures of boys, which he then used as blackmail to compel those boys to have sex with him.”

    The New York Times, A Girl’s Nude Photo, and Altered Lives, by Jan Hoffman, March 26, 2011

    March 27, 2011