Definition of sextortion in English:

sextortion

noun

mass noun
  • The practice of extorting money or sexual favours from someone by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity.

    ‘she and seven other women became victims of sextortion’
    as modifier ‘a growing rise of sextortion cases targeting teens’

Origin

1950s (denoting an attempt to coerce a witness into changing their testimony by using their sexual history against them): blend of sex and extortion.

Pronunciation

sextortion

/sɛkˈstɔːʃ(ə)n/