racketeering

[rak-i-teer-ing] /ˌræk ɪˈtɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of conducting or engaging in a racket, as extortion or bootlegging.
Origin
1925–30, 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
Example Sentences 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)
 
n
1.  a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
 
vb
2.  (intr) to operate a racket
 
racke'teering
 
n

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Slang related to racketeering

racketeer

noun

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


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Tile value for racketeering

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