- to subject to a witch hunt.
Origin of witch-hunt
- an intensive effort to discover and expose disloyalty, subversion, dishonesty, or the like, usually based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.
Origin of witch hunt
Examples from the Web for witch-hunt
Contemporary Examples of witch-hunt
In her mind, the entire ordeal was a witch-hunt led by the local authorities.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
Legal proceedings are about process; so is The Witch-Hunt Narrative.
In The Witch-Hunt Narrative, Ross E. Cheit argues the media and courts have gone too far in dismissing evidence of abuse.
What kind of witch-hunt or ‘justice denied’ results in no charges whatsoever?
- a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
Word Origin and History for witch-hunt
1630s in the literal sense; the extended sense is attested from 1932 (in witch-hunting), popularized in Cold War anti-Communist hysteria.