noun, verb (used with object), ga·rot·ted, ga·rot·ting.
or ga·rote, ga·rotte, gar·rotte
verb (used with object), gar·rot·ed, gar·rot·ing.
Origin of garrote
Related Words for garotteshoot, execute, slay, massacre, slaughter, butcher, exterminate, destroy, assassinate, behead, strangle, decapitate, lynch, asphyxiate, dispatch, mar, guillotine, snuff, ruin, abolish
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Historical Examples of garotte
So Garotte became a sort of theocracy, with Judge Rablay as ruler.
Lajeunesse, Garotte, and Muroc were invaluable, each after his kind.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete
On the way to his house he met Duclosse the mealman and Garotte the lime-burner.The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete
Executed in Porto Rico by the terrible Spanish method of the garotte.The Pirates' Who's Who
Garotte, therefore, might yet become popular in the larger world, and its evil reputation be removed.
also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").
I have no hesitation in pronouncing death by the garrot, at once the most manly, and the least offensive to the eye. [Major John Richardson, "British Legion," 1837]
"to execute with a garrote," 1851, from garrote (n.); sense of "choke and then rob" is from 1852. Related: Garotted; garotting.