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Definition of "gulag" []

  • A network of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union. (noun)
  • A forced labor camp or prison, especially for political dissidents. (noun)
  • A place or situation of great suffering and hardship, likened to the atmosphere in a prison system or a forced labor camp. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gulag" in a sentence
  • "So if you are not a WASP, look out cause the GOP gulag is waiting to get you!"
  • "If AZ is going to put people in gulag conditions, it seems to me they ought to make damn sure they are only criminalizing the most serious offenses."
  • "They are Britain's survivors of Guantánamo, the detention centre that has been called the "gulag of our times"."