Ku Klux Klan

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From Ancient Greek κύκλος (kúklos, circle) and clan, split syllabically into three words, with the first letter of clan changing to a 'k' to match the other two.


  • IPA(key): /ˌkuː klʌks ˈklæn/

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the Ku Klux Klan

  1. An American white supremacist secret society and terrorist organization.
    Synonyms: Klan, KKK, Klux
    • 1936 June 30, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company, →OCLC; republished New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company, 1944, →OCLC, part IV, page 653:
      The very suspicion of seditious utterances against the government, suspected complicity in the Ku Klux Klan, or complaint by a negro that a white man had been uppity to him were enough to land a citizen in jail.

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Ku Klux Klan m or f

  1. Ku Klux Klan


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Ku Klux Klan n

  1. Ku Klux Klan