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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 ​opposepeople of other ​races or ​religions
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