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- noun A
methodof executionin which the victim’s throatis slashed vertically, then his tongueis pulled out through the gaping woundtoward the sternum, after which the victim usually dies of asphyxiationor bloodloss.
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First attested in 1981: Colombian, from its frequent use as a method of intimidation during La Violencia (circa 1948–1958) + necktie, from the resulting macabre resemblance of the victim’s tongue to that of a necktie’s as it dangles over the chest.
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