Definition of Irgun in English:


Pronunciation /ərˈɡo͞on/ /ərˈɡun/

proper noun

  • A right-wing Zionist organization founded in 1931. During the period when it was active (1937–48) it carried out violent attacks on Arabs and Britons in its campaign to establish a Jewish state; it was disbanded after the creation of Israel in 1948.


From modern Hebrew 'irgūn (ṣĕḇā'ī lĕ'ummī) ‘(national military) organization’.