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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kid•napˈkɪd næp(v.t.)-napped; -naped, -nap•ping; -nap•ing.

  1. to carry off (a person) by force or fraud, esp. for use as a hostage or to extract ransom; abduct.

Origin of kidnap:

1675–85; kid1+nap, var. of nab


Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnapper, kidnaper, abductor, snatcher(noun)

    someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kidnapper(noun)ˈkɪd næp

    sb who kidnaps a person

    Her kidnappers refused to negotiate.


  1. kidnapper(Noun)

    A person who kidnaps someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnapper(noun)

    one who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer

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