a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑extortioner, ↑extortionist
Derivationally related forms: ↑extortion (for: ↑extortionist), ↑blackmail
Hypernyms: ↑criminal, ↑felon, ↑crook, ↑outlaw, ↑malefactor

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