lynch mob

noun

Definition of lynch mob

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

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“Lynch mob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lynch%20mob. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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