dry-gulch

dry-gulch

[drahy-guhlch]
verb (used with object) Informal.
1.
to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling: The riders were dry-gulched by bandits.
2.
to betray by a sudden change of attitude or allegiance: The party dry-gulched its chief candidate at the convention.
Also, drygulch.


Origin:
1865–70

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