gang rape


: rape of one person by several attackers in succession
gang-rape transitive verb

Examples of gang rape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No charges were filed in the SDSU gang rape case, the San Diego district attorney’s office said. Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2022 Hear from reporters who have uncovered corruption at City Hall, exposed deaths in county jails, and brought to light gang rape allegations involving San Diego State University. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2022 In 2012, a brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in Delhi sent shock waves across the world and made the city notorious for being unsafe for women. Sushmita Pathak, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2023 One such post made a reference to gang rape, the suit alleged, referencing French’s position and the LAPD’s Metropolitan Division. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2023 Araiza is named in a civil lawsuit alleging he was involved with other San Diego State players in a gang rape of a teenager last fall. Schuyler Dixon,, 30 Aug. 2022 News of the gang rape allegations initially broke with a Los Angeles Times story in June. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2022 Ten months after former Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza was accused of participating in a 2021 gang rape, new details have emerged about why the football player was not convicted of any charges. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 11 May 2023 Does McCourt have something else in store? Audio reveals tense, emotional meeting in D.A.’s office over San Diego State gang rape allegations. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gang rape was in 1875

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“Gang rape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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