hustings

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Etymology 1Edit

Originally the plural of husting, later construed as a singular.

NounEdit

hustings (plural hustings)

  1. A platform where candidates in an election give speeches; a husting.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, From This World to the Next:
      I now mounted the hustings, and, without any regard to decency or modesty, made as emphatical a speech in favour of the king as before I had done against him.
  2. (by extension) An election campaign.
    Washington is awfully deserted now that every congressman is out on the hustings.
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

hustings

  1. plural of husting

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