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kleagle

[ klee-guhl ]

noun

  1. an official of the Ku Klux Klan.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kleagle1

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; Kl(an) + eagle

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Example Sentences

Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.

All communications sent to or received by him from the headquarters come through the channels of 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.”

By this time the candidate is supposed to be in a mood to fall, and the kleagle calls on him personally.

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

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