Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who extorts something from another, or makes an extortionate demand or charge; an extortioner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who practices extortion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who extorts; an extortioner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

Etymologies

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extortion +‎ -ist

Examples

  • Being an extortionist is the only thing she is good at.

    Schneider: South Dakota Dems want joint ticket

  • 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.

    My Domestic Church

  • 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.

    Rachel Sklar: Which Letterman Should We Believe?

  • The scene where Donovan was captured and forced to admit he was the extortionist was a bit rushed - don't you think?

    TV Fanatic

  • In fact, his extortionist is the one who should be ashamed of himself.

    LT Saloon

  • In fact, his extortionist is the one who should be ashamed of himself.

    LT Saloon

  • "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.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online

  • "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.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online

  • 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.

    A Special Supplement: American Slaves and Their History

  • I was certain, as I surveyed the crowd, one of these sons of bitches was my extortionist.

    Miracles, Inc.

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