American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Russia, an organized massacre, particularly a massacre of Jews that is countenanced more or less openly by the officials.
- n. organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
- Via Yiddish פאגראם (pogróm), from Russian погром (pogróm). (Wiktionary)
- Russian, outrage, havoc, from pogromit', to wreak havoc : po-, adverbial pref. (from po, next to; see apo- in Indo-European roots) + gromit', to outrage, wreak havoc (from grom, thunder). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“January 10th, 2010 at 3: 32 pm tombaker says: pogrom is the new freedom!”
“I don't want to use the word pogrom, it would be too strong.”
“A word pogrom is used mostly in relation with a form of riot directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious, or other, and characterized by the killing and destruction of their homes, businesses, and religious centers.”
“(And that, of course, is why the word pogrom comes from the Russian language.)”
“An additional reason for the pogrom was the reputed wealth of a goodly number of the Jewish families of Nizhni-Novgorod.”
“Knocking Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh is no 'pogrom' - Faith & Reason”
“A pogrom was a collective punishment attack against random innocent people by the majority, protected by the police.”
“The pogrom was the work of religious fundamentalists from the West Bank settler movement, predominantly European-descended Jews, or Ashkanazim, including many ideologically motivated recent immigrants from North America.”
“To have taken an award from a man who conducted a pogrom is a sign of moral turpitude. excellent summary of Clinton. and an excellent title to the post! train-wreck indeed. r.m. on November 15, 2008 at 1: 23 pm”
“To have taken an award from a man who conducted a pogrom is a sign of moral turpitude. excellent summary of Clinton. and an excellent title to the post! train-wreck indeed.”
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