race riot

noun
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

Definition of race riot

: a riot caused by racial dissensions or hatreds

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First Known Use of race riot

1890


RACE RIOT Defined for English Language Learners

race riot

noun

Definition of race riot for English Language Learners

  • : a violent fight between people of different races : a riot that is caused by racial anger, hatred, etc.


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