gauleiter

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noun gau·lei·ter \ˈgau̇-ˌlī-tər\

Definition of gauleiter

  1. 1a :  a district leader in Nazi Germany who served as a provincial governorb :  a subordinate political official resembling a Nazi gauleiter in function or in autocratic manner

  2. 2 :  a person with an arrogant overbearing outlook or manner

Origin and Etymology of gauleiter

German, from Gau party district in Nazi Germany + Leiter leader


First Known Use: 1936

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