from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who commits crimes such as extortion, loansharking, bribery, and obstruction of justice in furtherance of illegal business activities.
  • intransitive v. To carry on illegal business activities that involve crimes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who commits crimes (especially fraud, bribery, loansharking, extortion etc.) to aid in running a shady or illegal business.
  • n. one who instigates or has involvement with a racket.
  • v. to carry out illegal business activities or criminal schemes.
  • v. to commit crimes systematically as part of a criminal organization.

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

  • v. carry on illegal business activities involving crime
  • n. someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)


From racket +‎ -eer (Wiktionary)



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