pillory

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A pillory.

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pilori.

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Noun[edit]

pillory (plural pillories)

  1. A framework on a post, with holes for the hands and head, used as a means of punishment and humiliation.

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Verb[edit]

pillory (third-person singular simple present pillories, present participle pillorying, simple past and past participle pilloried)

  1. (transitive) To put in a pillory.
  2. (transitive) To subject to humiliation, scorn, ridicule or abuse.
  3. (transitive) To criticize harshly.
    • 2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”, BBC Sport:
      The breakthrough came through Torres who, pilloried for his miss against Manchester United a week earlier, scored his second goal of the season.

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