Where a person decides to target another person for reasons which may, or may not, be obvious. It may be a work colleague who decides to undermine and belittle a co-worker, or it could be a person who makes it their objective to slander the reputation of a 'friend' or associate. Essentially, it is a targeted attack against one person, for reasons that are not necessarily tangible. Trying to find someone to target and humiliate.
At the meeting today I felt like John was on a witch hunt.
by SuspendedMagic August 25, 2010
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What a guilty Witch screams loud and often when they are close to being prosecuted for a crime that they have committed.
"There have never been any children in my gingerbread house! This is a total witch hunt!"
by DJ_Trump April 27, 2018
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A search for something that isn’t real, or proven to be real.

Searching for something that will never be found because it does not exist.
Originally used in midieval times to search for people who were thought to be witches. “We’re going on a ‘witch hunt’”... But since we now know that witches are not real the term has evolved to mean to search for something not real.
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Originating from the Greek: Witchus Huntus, A 'Witch Hunt' is a search, chase or pursuit for one or more, 'Witches'.
Jim's sister is a witch, let the witch hunt commence!

Which witch is which and by the way who flicked the switch, was it a witch, because that bitch has begun a flippin' dairy dippin... chicken... switchin witch... where was i... oh yeah... which witch is which hunt

(A Witch hunt has begun in the flick of a switch)
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to chase and search and/or pursue one, or any number of, females.
"The trip to iowa city turned into a witch hunt when we realized we had nowhere to stay."

"Yeah dude, we were mackin on bitches all night!"
by Stephon Potlatch September 16, 2008
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An activity usually undertaken after parades, parties, carnival nights and gigs involving a small group of friends going around looking for sex-crazed teenagers in the bushes surrounding the said area.

Especially effective in small country towns where you can make a game of finding and humiliating the town slut.
-"WITCH HUNT!!!"
-"Lets go see if we can find that slut M*****S**** and embarras her!"

<masculine 'w00p w00p's>
by Anonymous11/124 November 20, 2007
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What a criminal says when cornered by the law.

When Donald Trump doesn't like being accused of what he has done, he often deflects to claiming that Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama has done something wrong. When people get bored of this, he instead refers to the ongoing investigation of himself as a "witch hunt". The "witch hunt" has resulted in lots of indictments and guilty pleas for various colluders.

The term "Witch hunt" keeps changing meaning. The term originally used to refer to witch hunting during the medieval times, when innocent women accused of being "witches" were burnt or drowned. Later the term was used about the practice of accusing people of something they hadn't done. Now Donald Trump uses this term to refer to the ongoing FBI investigation and the juridical process against people connected to Trump.
It is a witch hunt! (President Richard Nixon, during the Watergate scandal)
It is a witch hunt! (President Donald Trump, during the Russian Collusion scandal)
by JanOtto July 25, 2018
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