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.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Highbinder — (englisch) nannte man die Mitglieder chinesischer Geheimbünde, die in verschiedenen Gegenden der Vereinigten Staaten, insbesondere in Kalifornien, verbreitet waren. Die Geheimbünde hatten den vorgeschobenen Zweck, Wohltätigkeit und gegenseitige… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Highbinder — (spr. haibainder), chinesische Geheimbündler in Nordamerika, besonders in Kalifornien (der größte, Chee Kung Tong, hat ca. 15,000 Mitglieder), die unter dem Deckmantel der Wohltätigkeit Erpressungen und Räubereien betreiben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • highbinder — ☆ highbinder [hī′bīn΄dər ] n. [< ?: first recorded use in Highbinders, name of a New York City gang in early 19th c.] Slang an unscrupulous or swindling person; esp., a demagogic politician …   English World dictionary

  • highbinder — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • highbinder — /huy buyn deuhr/, n. 1. a swindler; confidence man; cheat. 2. a dishonest political official or leader. 3. a member of a secret Chinese band or society employed in U.S. cities in blackmail, assassination, etc. 4. a ruffian or rowdy. [1800 10,… …   Universalium

  • highbinder — noun A swindler, especially a corrupt politician …   Wiktionary

  • highbinder — n. deceiver, swindler; member of a Chinese organized crime society …   English contemporary dictionary

  • highbinder — [ hʌɪbʌɪndə] noun US informal a corrupt and unscrupulous person. Origin C19: first recorded as Highbinders, the name of a New York gang …   English new terms dictionary

  • highbinder — n 1. swindler, sharper, sharpie, bilker, shark, diddler, chiseler, cheat, cheater; confidence man, Sl. con man, Sl. flimflam man; crook, bandit, desperado, outlaw, bad guy; badman, criminal, felon. 2. malfeasant, bribe taker, Law. misfeasor;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • highbinder — high·bind·er …   English syllables

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