ethnic cleansing


General English


  • noun a systematic attempt by the main population to drive members of an ethnic minority away from their homes by the use of force (including intimidation, destruction of property, physical violence and even murder)


  • noun violent action to remove people of a different culture from an area

Idiom of “ethnic cleansing”

purgation of a population, to remove minorities or other unwanted people, often achieved by mass executions, population movements, etc