blackmailer


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black·mail

 (blăk′māl′)
n.
1.
a. Extortion of money or something else of value from a person by the threat of exposing a criminal act or discreditable information.
b. Something of value, especially money, extorted in this manner: refused to pay blackmail.
2. Tribute formerly paid to freebooters along the Scottish border for protection from pillage.

[black + mail.]

black′mail′ v.
black′mail′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackmailer - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about themblackmailer - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Translations
مُبْتَـز
vyděrač
pengeafpresser
zsaroló
fjárkúgari
vydierač
şantajcı

blackmailer

[ˈblækmeɪləʳ] Nchantajista mf

blackmailer

[ˈblækmeɪlər] nmaître-chanteur mblack mark nmauvais point m
That's a black mark against him → C'est un mauvais point pour lui.black market nmarché m noir
on the black market → au marché noir

blackmailer

[ˈblækˌmeɪləʳ] nricattatore/trice

black

(blӕk) adjective
1. of the colour in which these words are printed. black paint.
2. without light. a black night; The night was black and starless.
3. dirty. Your hands are black!; black hands from lifting coal.
4. without milk. black coffee.
5. evil. black magic.
6. (often offensive. currently acceptable in the United States, South Africa etc) Negro, of African, West Indian descent.
7. (especially South Africa) coloured; of mixed descent (increasingly used by people of mixed descent to refer to themselves).
noun
1. the colour in which these words are printed. Black and white are opposites.
2. something (eg paint) black in colour. I've used up all the black.
3. (often with capital. often offensive: currently acceptable in the United states, South Africa etc) a Negro; a person of African, West Indian etc descent.
verb
to make black.
ˈblackness noun
ˈblacken verb
1. to make or become black. The sky blackened before the storm.
2. to make to seem bad. She blackened his character.
3. to clean with black polish. He blackened his boots.
black art/magic
magic performed for evil reasons. He tries to practise black magic.
ˈblackbird noun
a dark-coloured bird of the thrush family.
ˈblackboard noun
a dark-coloured board for writing on in chalk (used especially in schools).
black box
a built-in machine for automatic recording of the details of a plane's flight. They found the black box two miles away from the wreckage of the crashed plane.
the Black Death noun
the plague that killed large numbers of people in Europe in the 14th to 18th centuries.
black eye
an eye with bad bruising around it (eg from a punch). George gave me a black eye.
ˈblackhead noun
a small black-topped lump in a pore of the skin, especially of the face.
ˈblacklist noun
a list of people who are out of favour etc.
verb
to put (a person etc) on such a list.
ˈblackmail verb
to obtain money illegally from (a person), usually by threatening to make known something which the victim wants to keep secret.
noun
the act of blackmailing. money got by blackmail.
ˈblackmailer noun
Black Maria (məˈraiə)
a prison van. The policeman took the three suspects to the police station in a Black Maria.
black market
(a place for) the illegal buying and selling, at high prices, of goods that are scarce, rationed etc. coffee on the black market.
black marketeer
a person who sells goods on the black market.
ˈblackout noun
1. a period of darkness produced by putting out all lights. Accidents increase during a blackout.
2. a ban (on news etc). a blackout of news about the coup.
3. a period of unconsciousness. He has had several blackouts during his illness.
4. a brief, temporary loss of memory, as when an actor forgets his/her lines.
5. (also outage) a period of a general power failure.
6. (in the theatre) the putting out of the stage lights at the end of a scene etc.
black sheep
a member of a family or group who is unsatisfactory in some way. My brother is the black sheep of the family.
ˈblacksmith noun
a person who makes and repairs by hand things made of iron. The blacksmith made a new shoe for the horse.
black and blue
badly bruised. After the fight the boy was all black and blue.
black out
to lose consciousness. He blacked out for almost a minute.
in black and white
in writing or print. Would you put that down in black and white?
References in classic literature ?
The managers did not hesitate; without wasting time in asking how these confounded communications came to be delivered in an office which they were careful to keep locked, they seized this opportunity of laying hands, on the mysterious blackmailer.
At the present instant one of the most revered names in England is being besmirched by a blackmailer, and only I can stop a disastrous scandal.
A damned blood-sucking blackmailer was that simple, strenuous, self-made captain of industry.
If some obscure man had been hag-ridden by a blackmailer and had his family life ruined, you wouldn't think the murder of his persecutor the most inexcusable of murders.
It is much more likely that the blackmailed person would try to kill his incubus, rather than that the blackmailer would try to kill the goose that lays his golden egg.
Adolf, as blackmailer, in which role he now showed himself, differed in some respects from the conventional blackmailer of fiction.
blackmailer by the tie of occasional identity; for in truth the
I felt like a blackmailer all the same when I made my attempt with a light-hearted remark.
This squalid officer fell from beggar to blackmailer, and one ugly day he got his hold upon his brother, the prince.
I've killed a robber, a usurer, a jackal, a blackmailer, the cleverest and the cruellest villain unhung.
I happen to know who is the first link in his chain--a chain with this Napoleon-gone-wrong at one end, and a hundred broken fighting men, pickpockets, blackmailers, and card sharpers at the other, with every sort of crime in between.
A BLACKMAILER who had been spared prison for extorting cash from a married woman by threatening her over months with revenge porn has been jailed.