Origin of pogromfrom Russ, earlier, a riot, storm
The definition of a pogrom is an organized persecution and killing of a minority group.
An example of a pogrom was the Holocaust.
an organized persecution and massacre, often officially prompted, of a minority group, esp. of Jews (as in czarist Russia)
An organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews.
Origin of pogromRussian outrage, havoc from pogromit' to wreak havoc po- perfective aspectual pref. ( from po next to ; see apo- in Indo-European roots.) gromit' to outrage, wreak havoc ( from grom thunder )
- Kuzmin-Karaviev, for an appeal to the 1 Pogrom = pillage, destruction.