Kidnapper (noun)

A person who abducts and holds someone captive, especially for ransom.


From the verb kidnap, from kid ("child") + nap ("to steal"). first recorded in english in the 18th century.


  1. The kidnapper demanded a large sum of money in exchange for the safe return of the child.
  2. The police were able to track down the kidnapper and rescue the victim.
  3. The kidnapper was finally caught by the authorities and sentenced to life in prison.
  4. Many families live in fear of kidnappers targeting their children.
  5. The kidnapper threatened to harm the hostage if the ransom was not paid.
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