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  • n. A person who kidnaps someone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who kidnaps; a man-stealer or child-stealer.

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

  • n. someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
  • n. someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)


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  • "I'm convinced that this kidnapper is a very well-educated man."

    Follow the Mullahs

  • FEYERICK: Hoping that maybe they can appeal to what they called the kidnapper's sense of dignity.

    CNN Transcript Jun 16, 2004

  • The predator rapist/kidnapper is going to A.. be more likely to hire a sex worker then commit the crime as part of that scenario.

    Thoughts on rescues, rescuers and realities « Bound, Not Gagged

  • My daughter was kidnapped in my own house, and the kidnapper is demanding my top secret formula, something that cannot fall in the wrong hands.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Several months later, Mary Katherine remembered that Mitchell was among the homeless people the Smarts sometimes hired to do odd jobs and he was identified as the kidnapper.

    The Guardian World News

  • The only thing left open to the kidnapper is face-to-face meets and that’s fish-in-a-barrel time for law enforcement.

    October 2007

  • GRACE: And then the so-called kidnapper says you know what, to heck with all the money.

    CNN Transcript Feb 2, 2009

  • I also found out that the investigators that were supposedly out working for the Anthony ` s were not even pursuing trying to find the kidnapper, which is very interesting to us.

    CNN Transcript Mar 18, 2009

  • PETER ODOM, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Nancy -- Nancy, in the recordings that we ` re hearing, you know, it was the perpetrator, the so-called kidnapper, maybe hoax kidnapper, that decided what to record, not the victim in this case, Miss Quinn.

    CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2009

  • With the top hat, the sunglasses and the bandana it looks to me like the kidnapper is a weird amalgam of Tom Petty, Sir Elton John and Michael Jackson.

    Pandanapped! - The Panda's Thumb


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