sit-in

noun
\ˈsit-ˌin \

Definition of sit-in 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2a : an act of occupying seats in a racially segregated establishment in organized protest against discrimination

b : an act of sitting in the seats or on the floor of an establishment as a means of organized protest

sit in

verb

Definition of sit in (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to take part in or be present at a session of music or discussion as a visitor often used with on invited to sit in on a rehearsal

2 : to participate in a sit-in

First Known Use of sit-in

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sit-in

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sit-in

: 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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