a militant Zionist underground group, active chiefly during the period (1917–48) of British control by mandate of Palestine.

Related formsIr·gun·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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militant Zionist organization, 1946, from Modern Hebrew, literally "organization," in full Irgun Zvai Leumi "national military organization."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper