The definition of a pogrom is an organized persecution and killing of a minority group.(noun)
An example of a pogrom was the Holocaust.
See pogrom in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Russ, earlier, riot, storm < po-, on, at, by (< IE *pos-, after > L post) + grom, thunder: see grim
See pogrom in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Russian, outrage, havoc
Origin: , from pogromit', to wreak havoc
Origin: : po-, adverbial pref. (from po, next to; see apo- in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + gromit', to outrage, wreak havoc (from grom, thunder).
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