hunger strike

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of hunger strike

: refusal (as by a prisoner) to eat enough to sustain life

hunger striker

noun

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First Known Use of hunger strike

1889

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Definition of hunger strike for English Language Learners

  • : the act of refusing to eat as a way of showing that you strongly disagree with or disapprove of something


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