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 (such 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.

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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