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pogrom

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noun po·grom \pə-ˈgräm -ˈgrəm, pō-; ˈpō-grəm, ˈpä-\

Definition of pogrom

  1. :  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 po·grom

Definition of pogrom

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to massacre or destroy in a pogrom

First Known Use of pogrom

1915


POGROM Defined for English Language Learners

pogrom

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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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