hanged

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhæŋd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋd

Verb[edit]

hanged

  1. (law) simple past tense and past participle of hang (now only when referring to the method of execution)
    • 1841, John Foxe, The History of John Wickliffe (page 21)
      The Londoners seeing that they could get no vantage against the duke, who was without their reach, to bewreak their anger they took his arms, which in most despiteful wise they hanged up in the open places of the city in sign of reproach, as for a traitor; []

Usage notes[edit]

  • See usage notes for hang for more.

Adjective[edit]

hanged (not comparable)

  1. (informal, euphemistic) damned (as an intensifier or vehement denial)
    I'm hanged if I know how to get the idea through his thick skull!

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