from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- 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
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- noun a person who deserves to be hanged
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Compare virtually identical French construction gibier de potence, and similar English jailbird.
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