Klan

noun, often attributive
\ ˈklan How to pronounce Klan (audio) \
plural Klans

Definition of Klan

: ku klux klan also : a subordinate unit of the Ku Klux Klan

Other Words from Klan

Klanism \ ˈkla-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Klan (audio) \ noun
Klansman \ ˈklanz-​mən How to pronounce Klan (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Klan

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Klan

(Ku Klux) Klan

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“Klan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Klan. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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