[klee-guh l]


an official of the Ku Klux Klan.

Origin of kleagle

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; Kl(an) + eagle
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Contemporary Examples of kleagle

Historical Examples of kleagle

  • The “Kleagle” or field man makes his reports to the “King Kleagle” only.

  • That would be $5 out of the $10, of which $4 would go to the Kleagle and $1 would go to the King Kleagle.

  • Until I had resigned as Kleagle I had never been able to even see a copy of the constitution and laws.

  • I made inquiry of my King Kleagle as to whether or not the Atlanta people were printing and distributing the “oath.”

  • In reply to his telegram he was summarily dismissed as a Kleagle by Mrs. Tyler herself.

Word Origin and History for kleagle



title of an officer in the KKK, 1924, from Klan + eagle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper