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Shanghaied

verb; other word formation type reanalysis
Be forced or abducted into doing something against someone’s will. It was used previously as sailors being abducted and forced into slavery.
 
“You didn’t got shanghaied, you got ripped off”
Etymology : It started off in late 1850s, where it meant “to Shanghai” which is a common destination where those abducted crew is heading to. This process underwent reanalysis from being abducted crew to being cheated or forced in general.
Source : (La La Land, 2016) https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/c28e005b-c8f1-47f4-823e-ef495aa420db
Last modified: 28 November 2017


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