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racketeering

[rak-i-teer-ing] /ˌræk ɪˈtɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of conducting or engaging in a racket, as extortion or bootlegging.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; racketeer + -ing1
Related forms
antiracketeering, adjective

racketeer

[rak-i-teer] /ˌræk ɪˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a person engaged in a racket.
verb (used without object)
2.
to engage in a racket.
Origin
1925-30, Americanism; racket1 + -eer
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Examples for racketeering
  • The measures had a significant effect, but haven't completely eliminated racketeering from building projects.
  • To pay for this he has raised taxes on businesses, which are already suffocating from corruption and racketeering.
  • All include drugs, racketeering and other dark crimes in their definition.
  • His predecessor is currently serving time for racketeering.
British Dictionary definitions for racketeering

racketeer

/ˌrækɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
verb
2.
(intransitive) to operate a racket
Derived Forms
racketeering, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for racketeering

racketeer

noun

A person who works in an illegal racket; a member of the rackets; gangster, mobster, wise guy (late 1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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