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extortionist

[ik-stawr-shuh-nist] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who engages in extortion.
Also, extortioner.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; extortion + -ist
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Word Origin and History for extortioner

extortionist

n.

1885, from extortion + -ist. Earlier in the same sense were extorter (1590s), extortioner (late 14c.).

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