Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sit-in”

sit-in

noun [C]     /ˈsɪt.ɪn/ US  /ˈsɪt̬-/
an occasion when a group of people go into a public building and refuse to leave or allow normal activities to continue there until a situation that they are complaining about is changed: Students staged a sit-in in the university offices as part of their protest campaign. → See also sit inActivism and pressure groups
(Definition of sit-in noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sit-in

Definitions of “sit-in” in other dictionaries

Translations of “sit-in”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More