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Nazi

noun Na·zi \ˈnät-sē, ˈnat-\

: a member of a German political party that controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler

: an evil person who wants to use power to control and harm other people especially because of their race, religion, etc.

Full Definition of NAZI

1
:  a member of a German fascist party controlling Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler
2
often not capitalized
a :  one who espouses the beliefs and policies of the German Nazis :  fascist
b :  one who is likened to a German Nazi :  a harshly domineering, dictatorial, or intolerant person
nazi adjective often capitalized
na·zi·fi·ca·tion \ˌnät-si-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌnat-\ noun often capitalized
na·zi·fy \ˈnät-si-ˌfī, ˈnat-\ transitive verb often capitalized
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Examples of NAZI

  1. a gang of racist Nazis

Origin of NAZI

German, by shortening & alteration from Nationalsozialist, from national national + Sozialist socialist
First Known Use: 1930

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with NAZI

NAZIFY Defined for Kids

Nazi

noun Na·zi \ˈnät-sē\

Definition of NAZI for Kids

:  a member of a political party controlling Germany from 1933 to 1945

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