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necktie party

noun, Older Slang.
a lynching or other execution by hanging.
Origin of necktie party
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Bart seethed with rage and nearly came to blows with a number of vociferous agitators who were advocating a necktie-party.

Contemporary definitions for necktie-party

execution by hanging; also called necktie social , [necktie sociable]

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necktie party

noun phrase

A hanging or lynching (1871+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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