Meaning of “the Ku Klux Klan” in the English Dictionary

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"the Ku Klux Klan" in British English

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the Ku Klux Klannoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌkuː klʌks ˈklæn/ us /ˌkuː klʌks ˈklæn/ abbreviation the KKK

a secret US organization of white Protestant Americans, especially in the south of the country, who oppose people of other races or religions

(Definition of “the Ku Klux Klan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)