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pogrom

1pogrom

noun po·grom \ˈpō-grəm, ˈpä-; pō-ˈgräm, pə-\

: the organized killing of many helpless people usually because of their race or religion

Full Definition of POGROM

:  an organized massacre of helpless people; specifically :  such a massacre of Jews

Origin of POGROM

Yiddish, from Russian, literally, devastation
First Known Use: 1903

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2pogrom

verb

Definition of POGROM

transitive verb
:  to massacre or destroy in a pogrom

First Known Use of POGROM

1915

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with POGROM

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