racketeer(redirected from Racket (crime))
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A person who engages in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
intr.v. rack·et·eered, rack·et·eer·ing, rack·et·eers
To engage in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
(intr) to operate a racket
1. a person engaged in an organized illegal activity, as extortion.v.i.
2. to engage in a racket.
Past participle: racketeered
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|Noun||1.||racketeer - someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)|
underworld - the criminal class
bagman - a racketeer assigned to collect or distribute payoff money
|Verb||1.||racketeer - carry on illegal business activities involving crime|