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klavalier

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of Klan +‎ cavalier

NounEdit

klavalier (plural klavaliers)

  1. A member of the Ku Klux Klan's "secret police" or flogging squads.
    • 1997, Philip Jenkins, Hoods and shirts: the extreme right in Pennsylvania, 1925-1950 (page 73)
      In Indiana County, seventeen of twenty-four klavalier applicants were from the mining industry []