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pogrom

noun po·grom \ pə-ˈgräm , -ˈgrəm , pō- ; ˈpō-grəm , ˈpä- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pogrom

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

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Origin and Etymology of pogrom

Yiddish, from Russ, literally, devastation


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pogrom

verb

Definition of pogrom

transitive verb
: to massacre or destroy in a pogrom

First Known Use of pogrom

1915


POGROM Defined for English Language Learners

pogrom

noun

Definition of pogrom for English Language Learners

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



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