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necktie party

noun, Older Slang.
1.
a lynching or other execution by hanging.
Origin of necktie party
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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Examples from the Web for necktie party
Historical Examples
  • Well, did you take him back to the ranch for a necktie party, or did you bury him in the gulch?

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • Some of the boys had notions of a necktie party, but they're a little shy of sand.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • This ain't no necktie party that you're asked to assist in!'

    Dracula's Guest

    Bram Stoker
  • "Get a move on you, Mr. Struve, unless you want to figure in a necktie party," he advised.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
Contemporary definitions for necktie party
noun

execution by hanging; also called necktie social , [necktie sociable]

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Slang definitions & phrases for necktie party

necktie party

noun phrase

A hanging or lynching (1871+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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