from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of harassing or abusing a new-comer, as a student at college or a sailor at sea, by practical jokes or tricks.

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  • noun US An initiation or behavior that involves humiliation, harassment or abuse, particularly in universities and in the military.


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