Jack Ketch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Jack Ketch, the public executioner during the reigns of both Charles II of England and his brother James II.

Noun[edit]

Jack Ketch ‎(plural Jack Ketches)

  1. a public executioner
  2. the gallows
  3. death
  4. the devil

References[edit]

  • Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition