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po·grom

 (pə-grŏm′, pō′grəm)
n.
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).]

po·grom′ v.

pogrom

(ˈpɒɡrəm)
n
(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]

po•grom

(pəˈgrʌm, -ˈgrɒm, poʊ-)

n.
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]

pogrom

A deliberate organized persecution of an ethnic group, especially Jews in Russia. The name comes from Russian and Yiddish words for thunder and destruction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pogrom - organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

pogrom

pogrom

noun
The savage killing of many victims:
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