Klan

noun
\ ˈklan How to pronounce Klan (audio) \

Definition of Klan

: an organization of Ku Kluxers also : a subordinate unit of such an organization

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 16 Jan. 2021.

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