defenestrate

The verb defenestrate describes throwing someone or something out of a window. People who defenestrate gum wrappers and other small things out of car windows may not think they are littering, but they are.

The Latin word for window, fenestra, is the origin of defenestrate, as well as a historical incident in 1618 in which some Protestants threw Catholics out a window, starting the Thirty Years War and becoming known as the "Defenestration of Prague."If you're so furious that you throw your television out the window of your house, you can put an impressive spin on it when you later explain, "I felt the need to defenestrate my television."

DEFINITIONS OF: defenestrate

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v throw through or out of the window

“The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President”
Type of:
throw
propel through the air
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