Definition of heil
: to salute with the German exclamation heil
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Origin and Etymology of heil
German, interjection, hail (used by the Nazis in such phrases as Heil Hitler! Hail Hitler! and Sieg heil! Hail victory!), from Middle High German, from heil, adjective, healthy, from Old High German
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