Swingism

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Swingism a form of intimidation common in England about 1830-33, which consisted mainly in sending letters signed 'Swing' or 'Captain Swing' to farmers, ordering them under threats to give up threshing-machines, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swingan; Ger. schwingen, to swing; allied to wag, sway.