Usually, however, “shanghaiing” is practised upon drunken sailors only.
The cheerful industry of shanghaiing was reduced to a science.
I suppose youve done a bit of shanghaiing in your day, eh, Hennessy?
In “shanghaiing” a sober man, resort is had to false promises.
It seems a fellow who was in prison down at Logan with Gates and Hegan helped them engineer my shanghaiing.
The various methods of forcing a sailor to sea are called “shanghaiing.”
"to drug a man unconscious and ship him as a sailor," 1854, American English, from the practice of kidnapping to fill the crews of ships making extended voyages, such as to the Chinese seaport of Shanghai.
Chinese seaport, literally "by the sea," from Shang "on, above" + hai "sea." In 19c., a long-legged breed of hens, supposed to have come from there; hence U.S. slang senses relating to long, tall persons or things.
Note: Shanghai is the most populous city in Asia.
Note: It is one of the world's great seaports.
Note: Opened to foreign trade by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, Shanghai became a treaty port administered by Britain, the United States, and France until World War II.
To put someone into an awkward situation by trickery; to force someone into a situation (1871+)