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English definition of “the Ku Klux Klan”

the Ku Klux Klan

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˌkuː.klʌksˈklæn/ (abbreviation the KKK) us  
a secret US organization of white Protestant Americans, especially in the south of the country, who oppose people of other races or religionsNamed organizations and societies and their members
(Definition of the Ku Klux Klan from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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