Na·​zi | \ ˈnät-sē How to pronounce Nazi (audio) , ˈnat- How to pronounce Nazi (audio) \

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 a grammar nazi

Other Words from Nazi

nazi adjective, often capitalized
nazification \ ˌnät-​si-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce Nazi (audio) , ˌnat-​ \ noun, often capitalized
nazify \ ˈnät-​si-​ˌfī How to pronounce Nazi (audio) , ˈnat-​ \ transitive verb, often capitalized

Examples of Nazi in a Sentence

a gang of racist Nazis

First Known Use of Nazi

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nazi

German, by shortening & alteration from Nationalsozialist, from national national + Sozialist socialist

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“Nazi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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Na·​zi | \ ˈnät-sē How to pronounce Nazi (audio) \

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

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