Fa·​lan·​gist fə-ˈlan-jist How to pronounce Falangist (audio) ˈfā-ˌlan- How to pronounce Falangist (audio)
: a member of the fascist political party governing Spain after the civil war of 1936–39

Word History


Spanish falangista, from Falange española Spanish Phalanx, a fascist organization

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Falangist was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Falangist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falangist. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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