lynch mob

noun

Definition of lynch mob

  1. :  a crowd of people who kill or try to kill (someone) illegally as a punishment

Word by Word Definitions

lynchplay
  1. :  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission

  1. :  a large or disorderly crowd

    :  one bent on riotous or destructive action

    :  the lower classes of a community :  masses, rabble

  1. :  to crowd about and attack or annoy

    :  to crowd into or around


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