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Kidnapper   /kˈɪdnˌæpər/   Listen
Kidnapper

noun
1.
Someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom).  Synonyms: abductor, kidnaper, snatcher.






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"Kidnapper" Quotes from Famous Books



... The moment the door opened, two small Moderns scampered out clean into the arms of the expectant kidnapper, who before they had time so much as to inquire who he was or what he wanted, had a grip on the coat-collar of each, and was racing them as hard as their short legs could carry them ...
— The Cock-House at Fellsgarth • Talbot Baines Reed

... woman. But I'm glad you did. I suppose the lampooners will get hold of the story and will set every one laughing at me. Kidnapped the wrong woman and lost her! Odds fish! But you're a pair of wise ones. I see I shall have to find me a new Lord High Kidnapper." ...
— The Touchstone of Fortune • Charles Major

... Already the kidnapper—if he were one—was steering the car into a country way which diverged at a sharp curve from that in which they had been travelling. It was a smooth, level stretch, running at first almost parallel with the railroad, and in another moment they were spinning along at a hair-lifting ...
— The Law-Breakers and Other Stories • Robert Grant

... trip down," says I, wiping off my face. "If the S. & E. T. wants to run an excursion up here just because we kidnapped their president, let 'em. We'll put out our sign. 'The Kidnapper's ...
— The Gentle Grafter • O. Henry

... people," he began, "you told me this chap was a bloomin' kidnapper, and so I rounded him up—I nabbed him. And here you are exchangin' howdy-do. What's the ...
— The Stolen Singer • Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger



Words linked to "Kidnapper" :   outlaw, captor, snatcher, capturer, felon, kidnaper, kidnap, shanghaier, seizer, crimper, malefactor, crook, crimp, criminal



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