Definition of pogrom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pogrom

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɒɡrəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊɡrəm//
 
 
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the organized killing of large numbers of people, because of their race or religion (originally the killing of Jews in Russia) The film shows interviews with survivors of the pogrom. Word Origin early 20th cent.: from Russian, literally ‘devastation’, from gromit ‘destroy by the use of violence’.
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