kultur

noun

kul·​tur ku̇l-ˈtu̇r How to pronounce kultur (audio)
often capitalized
1
2
: culture emphasizing practical efficiency and individual subordination to the state
3
: German culture held to be superior especially by militant Nazi and Hohenzollern expansionists

Word History

Etymology

German, from Latin cultura culture

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of kultur was in 1914

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“Kultur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kultur. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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