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highbinder definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a corrupt politician

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: the Highbinders, gang of ruffians in New York City ab1806 Date: 1876 1. a professional killer operating in the Chinese quarter of an American city 2. a corrupt politician

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. US a ruffian; a swindler; an assassin.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Highbinder High"bind`er, n. A ruffian; one who hounds, or spies upon, another; app. esp. to the members of certain alleged societies among the Chinese. [U. S.]




 


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