Klannish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Klan and clannish

Adjective[edit]

Klannish (comparative more Klannish, superlative most Klannish)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Ku Klux Klan.
    • 1970, Nancy Cunard, Hugh D. Ford, Negro: An Anthology (page 115)
      I am an American Negro woman who, in spite of all the Klannish feeling in the world, is grateful to the Creator, since it pleased Him to create me thus, and proudly I join with those who denounce hatred and advocate love.
    • 2008, Kathleen M. Blee, Women of the Klan: racism and gender in the 1920s (page 155)
      Klannish political culture offered a way of life, a sense of purpose, and a worldview that drew on the ordinary racism and intolerance of white Protestant society []