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Nov 08 2019 22

Highbinder is a noun that means a swindler or gangster.

Not much is known about the exact origin of our word of the day, but, highbinder seems to have been the name of a 19th century gang. Our word of the day may refer specifically to a professional killer operating in the Chinese quarter of an American city or it may refer, more broadly to a person — usually a politician — who has engaged in some form of corruption.

George’s reputation as a highbinder could cause problems in the next election. Voters may be cautious of someone with a history of corruption.