Definition of Irgun in English:

Irgun

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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Irgun

/ərˈɡo͞on/