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hangman

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noun hang·man \ˈhaŋ-mən\

Simple Definition of hangman

  • : a person who kills criminals by hanging them

Full Definition of hangman

  1. 1 :  one who hangs a condemned person; also :  a public executioner

  2. 2 :  a game in which the object is for one player to guess the letters of an unknown word before the player who knows the word creates a stick figure of a hanged man by drawing one line for each incorrect guess

14th Century

First Known Use of hangman

14th century


HANGMAN Defined for Kids

hangman

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noun hang·man \ˈhaŋ-mən\

Definition of hangman

plural hang·men \-mən\

  1. :  a person who hangs criminals




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