Ku Klux Klan

noun \ ˈkü-ˈkləks-ˈklan also ˈkyü- or ˈklü- \

Definition of Ku Klux Klan

1 : a post-Civil War American secret society advocating white supremacy
2 : a 20th century secret fraternal group held to confine its membership to American-born white Christians

First Known Use of ku klux klan

1867

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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