Blackmailer - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈblækmeɪlər|
Brit.  |ˈblækmeɪlə|

noun

- a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them (syn: extortioner, extortionist)

Examples

The blackmailer used the threat of scandal as a lever to get money.

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