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An organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews.
[Russian, outrage, havoc, from pogromit', to wreak havoc : po-, perfective aspectual pref. (from po, next to; see apo- in Indo-European roots) + gromit', to outrage, wreak havoc (from grom, thunder).]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an organized persecution or extermination of an ethnic group, esp of Jews
[C20: via Yiddish from Russian: destruction, from po- like + grom thunder]
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po•grom(pəˈgrʌm, -ˈgrɒm, poʊ-)
an organized massacre, esp. of Jews.
[1880–85; (< Yiddish) < Russian pogróm literally, destruction, devastation, n. derivative of pogromít'=po- perfective prefix + gromít' to destroy, devastate, derivative of grom thunder]
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A deliberate organized persecution of an ethnic group, especially Jews in Russia. The name comes from Russian and Yiddish words for thunder and destruction.
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|Noun||1.||pogrom - organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)|
persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
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noun massacre, slaughter, holocaust, persecution, genocide, ethnic cleansing (euphemistic), witch-hunt, victimization, bloodbath, extermination, mass murder, annihilation, bloodletting, mass killing, decimation a systematic pogrom against southern black Mauritians
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pogrom[ˈpɒgrəm] N → pogrom m
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pogrom[ˈpɒgrəm] n → pogrom m
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n → Pogrom nt
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pogrom[ˈpɒgrəm] n → pogrom m inv
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