frightener

frightener
/ˈfraɪtənə/ (say 'fruytuhnuh) Colloquial

noun
1. something or someone intended or employed to intimidate or frighten others.
phrase
2. put the frighteners on, to intimidate; scare; frighten; stand over.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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