witch hunt

noun

Definition of witch hunt

  1. 1 :  a searching out for persecution of persons accused of witchcraft

  2. 2 :  the searching out and deliberate harassment of those (as political opponents) with unpopular views

witch–hunter

noun

witch–hunting

noun or adjective

Examples of witch hunt in a sentence

  1. He was the victim of a congressional witch hunt against Communists.

1885

First Known Use of witch hunt

1885


WITCH HUNT Defined for English Language Learners

witch hunt

noun

Definition of witch hunt for English Language Learners

  • : the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil


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