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axis of evil

noun
1.
North Korea, Iraq, and Iran when considered together as a perceived threat to world stability
Word Origin
C21: coined by George W Bush, 43rd US President
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Contemporary definitions for axis of evil
noun

any government that sponsors terror

Examples

Bush singled out North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as the "axis of evil" in a State of the Union address.

Word Origin

2002

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