Na·​zism | \ ˈnät-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Nazism (audio) , ˈnat- \
variants: or less commonly Naziism \ ˈnät-​sē-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Naziism (audio) , ˈnat-​ \

Definition of Nazism

: the body of political and economic doctrines held and put into effect by the Nazis in Germany from 1933 to 1945 including the totalitarian principle of government, predominance of especially Germanic groups assumed to be racially superior, and supremacy of the führer

First Known Use of Nazism

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Nazism

Nazi + -ism

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“Nazism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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