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

Word History


Nazi + -ism

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nazism was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Nazism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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