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Definition of hangman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hangman

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhæŋmən//
     
    (pl. hangmen
    NAmE//ˈhæŋmən//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a game for two people in which one player has to guess the letters of a word that the other person has chosen
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a man whose job is to hang criminals
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