race riot


noun

a riot resulting from animosity or tensions between racial or ethnic groups.

Nearby words

  1. race music,
  2. race norming,
  3. race off,
  4. race plate,
  5. race relations,
  6. race suicide,
  7. race walking,
  8. race-course,
  9. race-horse,
  10. race-riot

Origin of race riot

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for race-riot

race riot

noun

a riot among members of different races in the same community
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Word Origin and History for race-riot

race-riot

n.

1889, American English, from race (n.2) + riot (n.).

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