sit–in

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noun \ˈsit-ˌin\

Definition of sit–in

  1. 1 :  sit-down 1

  2. 2a :  an act of occupying seats in a racially segregated establishment in organized protest against discriminationb :  an act of sitting in the seats or on the floor of an establishment as a means of organized protest

1937

First Known Use of sit–in

1937


SIT–IN Defined for English Language Learners

sit–in

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noun \ˈsit-ˌin\

Definition of sit–in for English Language Learners

  • : a strike or protest in which people sit or stay in a place and refuse to leave until they are given what they demand

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