Definitions

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  • noun One who is destined or deserves to be hanged.

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  • noun archaic A person who deserves to be, or is likely to be hanged.

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  • noun a person who deserves to be hanged

Etymologies

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Compare virtually identical French construction gibier de potence, and similar English jailbird.

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  • n: a person who is destined or deserves to be hanged

    August 15, 2008