chantage etymology

French word chantage comes from French chanter (To crow. To sing.), French -age

Detailed word origin of chantage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chanter French (fra) To crow. To sing.
-age French (fra) (rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X".
chantage French (fra) Blackmail, shakedown (threat to obtain some advantage).

Words with the same origin as chantage

Descendants of chanter
chantable chantefable chantez chantonner
Descendants of -age
atterrissage barrage braquage cambriolage courage garage héritage maquillage mariage massage nettoyage nuage orage otage partage passage sauver sauvetage tatouage tournage usage voisinage âge équipage