Know-nothings

Know-nothings, a party in the United States that sprung up in 1853 and restricted the right of American citizenship to those who were born in America or of an American parentage, so called because to those inquisitive about their secret organisation they uniformly answered “I know nothing.”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Knowles, Sheridan * Knox, John
Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb
Knaresborough
Kneller, Sir Godfrey
Knickerbocker
Knight, Charles
Knighthood
Knights of Labour
Knights of the Round Table
Knights of the Shire
Knowles, Sheridan
Know-nothings
Knox, John
Kobdo
Koch, Robert
Kock, Charles Paul de
Koheleth
Kola
Kolin
Kölliker
Köln
König, Friedrich

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Know-nothings in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable