lynch

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

First attested 1835, from Lynch law that appeared in 1811. There is a popular claim that it was named after William Lynch, but equally strong arguments would have it named after Charles Lynch. For the surname, see Lynch.

Verb[edit]

lynch (third-person singular simple present lynches, present participle lynching, simple past and past participle lynched)

  1. To execute (somebody) without a proper legal trial or procedure, especially by hanging and backed by a mob.
    • 2018, “Europe's Flashpoints”, in Close Up — The Current Affairs Documentary[1], episode 2, Deutsche Welle TV, av-44888523, archived from the original on 2018-07-31, 2:12 from the start:
      Public anger erupted. Soldiers were lynched in the streets including young recruits proven to have been deceived by their generals about the true intentions of the attack.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (execute without a proper legal trial): string up
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Czech: lynč
  • French: lyncher
  • German: lynchen
  • Italian: linciare
  • Spanish: linchar
  • Turkish: linç
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lynch (plural lynches)

  1. Alternative form of linch

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

lynch

  1. singular imperative of lynchen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of lynchen