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KKK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does KKK mean? 

KKK (noun)
  The noun KKK has 1 sense:

1. a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people

  Familiarity information: KKK used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KKK (noun)


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Meaning:

A secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

KKK; Klan; Ku Klux Klan

Instance hypernyms:

secret society (a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers)

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Meronyms (members of "KKK"):

klavern (a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan)

grand dragon (a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan)

Klansman; Kluxer; Ku Kluxer (a member of the Ku Klux Klan)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

South (the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line)


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