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tr.v. kid·napped, kid·nap·ping, kid·naps or kid·naped or kid·nap·ing
To abduct or confine (a person) forcibly, by threat of force, or by deceit, without the authority of law.
kid′nap·pee′, kid′nap·ee′ (kĭd′nă-pē′) n.
kid′nap′per, kid′nap′er n.
Word History: Kidnapper seems to have originated among those who perpetrate this crime. We know this because kid and napper, the two parts of the compound, were slang of the sort that criminals used. Kid, which still has an informal air, was considered low slang when kidnapper was formed, and napper is obsolete slang for a thief, coming from the verb nap, "to steal." Nap is possibly a variant of nab, which also still has a slangy ring. In the second half of the 1600s, when the word kidnapper begins to appear in English, kidnappers plied their trade to secure laborers for plantations in colonies such as the ones in North America. The term later took on the broader sense that it has today. The verb kidnap begins to be attested a bit later than kidnapper and is possibly a back-formation from kidnapper—that is, the suffix -er was removed from kidnapper to create a new verb kidnap.
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|Noun||1.||kidnapper - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)|
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
kidnapper[ˈkɪdnæpər] n → ravisseur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
kidnapper[ˈkɪdnæpəʳ] n → rapitore/trice, sequestratore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
kidnap(ˈkidnӕp) – past tense, past participle ˈkidnapped , (American) ˈkidnaped – verb
to carry off (a person) by force, often demanding money in exchange for his safe return. He is very wealthy and lives in fear of his children being kidnapped. ontvoer يَخْطُف، يَخْتَطِف отвличам raptar unést entführen kidnappe απάγωsecuestrar, raptar inimest röövima آدم ربایی کردن kidnapata kidnapper לַחטוֹף अपहरण करना oteti elrabol menculik ræna rapire, sequestrare 誘かいする 유괴하다 pagrobti nolaupīt (bērnu); ar varu aizvest (kādu) diculik ontvoerenkidnappe, bortføreporwać اختطاف،انسان تښتونه raptar a kidnapa, a răpi похищать uniesť ugrabiti kidnapovati kidnappa ลักพาตัวเพื่อเรียกค่าไถ่ kaçırmak 綁架 викрадати اغوا کرنا bắt cóc 绑架ˈkidnapper noun
ontvoerder مُخْتَطِف похитител raptor únosce der Entführer kidnapper; bortfører απαγωγέαςsecuestrador inimröövija آدم ربا kidnappaaja ravisseur/-euse חוטף अपहर्ता otimač emberrabló penculik mannræningi rapitore, rapitrice, sequestratore, sequestratrice 誘かい者 유괴범 pagrobėjas (bērnu) nolaupītājs penculik ontvoerderkidnapperporywacz انسان تښتونكې raptor răpitor похититель únosca ugrabitelj kidnaper kidnappare คนลักพาตัว adam kaçıran 綁架者 викрадач дітей, людей اغوا کرنے والا شخص kẻ bắt cóc 绑架者
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