Jack Ketch

Jack Ketch

[kech]
noun British Slang.
a public hangman.

Origin:
1665–75; named after John Ketch (1663?–86), English executioner noted for his brutality

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Jack Ketch (kɛtʃ)
 
n
archaic (Brit) a hangman
 
[C18: after John Ketch (died 1686), public executioner in England]

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