Meaning of hep hep riots in English:

hep hep riots


(also hep riots)
  • (Usually with the) the name given to a series of anti-Semitic riots which took place in Germany between August and October 1819, in which the rioters shouted the rallying call and abusive cry of hep!, and Jewish people were attacked and killed and their property destroyed.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in London Quarterly Review.