Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority.
Found in “Puerto Rican Obituary” by Ada Limon
“ Proud to belong to a community
of gringos who want them lynched
The speaker is being sarcastic in this poem. He is saying that the people of his country always dream about coming to America to fulfil their dream life even though most of it are fantasies they thought of while in their country; such as living in a community of non-Hispanics. The speaker sarcastically added by saying those people would want to hang them.