massacree

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Likely a corruption of English/French massacre, possibly from the Missouri French dialect. Originated in the Ozark Mountains, date unknown. Attested no later than 1967 in the song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie.

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massacree (plural massacrees)

  1. (colloquial) A sequence of events so absurd, complicated and uncommon as to be unbelievable.
    The situation has fallen so far out of control to rightly be considered a massacree.

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