racket (2)

This page is about the slang term racket (2).

Meaning: a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money

For example:

  • The mafia has been running a protection racket in our neighbourhood for at least eighty years.

  • A gang that runs a people-smuggling racket has been busted by the federal police.

Quick Quiz:

Which of the following is usually run by criminals?

a. a tennis racket

b. a loud racket

c. a prostitution racket

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Contributor: Matt Errey