national socialism

noun, often capitalized N&S

Definition of national socialism

: nazism

Other Words from national socialism

national socialist adjective, often capitalized N&S

Examples of national socialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If some callers found that Bonhoeffer’s words of resistance to the victims of national socialism did not seem immediately applicable, Grant also offered practical tips. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Nat Soc stands for national socialism, commonly referred to as Nazism. Michael Kunzelman, Star Tribune, 20 Jan. 2021 His plans and his reference to national socialism also recall the views of Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who in 2011 killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in Norway. Fox News, 11 June 2020 Billions of people in the world are better off because the United States defeated the twin terrors of the bloody 20th century, national socialism and communism. James Freeman, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2018 Hayek’s work was a condemnation of Hitler’s national socialism; his attack on totalitarian government was the very antithesis of Marxist doctrine. Richard Vedder, WSJ, 21 Aug. 2017 Hayek’s work was a condemnation of Hitler’s national socialism Richard Vedder, WSJ, 21 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of national socialism

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national socialism was in 1930

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“National socialism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20socialism. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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