Definition of unhand in US English:



humorous, archaic
  • with object, usually in imperative Release (someone) from one's grasp.

    ‘“Unhand me, sir!” she cried’
    • ‘‘Monsieur,’ she chided, a cold smile twisting her charming lips, ‘I would unhand me were I you.’’
    • ‘Now unhand me, sir, or I vill cook your goose instead of the one on the stove!’
    • ‘Kindly unhand me sir; for I don't wish to dirty my dress with your muddy paws!’
    • ‘They unhanded her immediately, and Lee walked to the passenger's side at the back, and grabbed her father's coat and put it on.’
    • ‘Please unhand me, I do not wish to inflict harm.’