Nazi


Nazi
/naht"see, nat"-/, n., pl. Nazis, adj.
n.
1. a member of the National Socialist German Workers' party of Germany, which in 1933, under Adolf Hitler, seized political control of the country, suppressing all opposition and establishing a dictatorship over all cultural, economic, and political activities of the people, and promulgated belief in the supremacy of Hitler as Führer, aggressive anti-Semitism, the natural supremacy of the German people, and the establishment of Germany by superior force as a dominant world power. The party was officially abolished in 1945 at the conclusion of World War II.
2. (often l.c.) a person elsewhere who holds similar views.
3. Sometimes Offensive. (often l.c.) a person who is fanatically dedicated to or seeks to control a specified activity, practice, etc.: a jazz nazi who disdains other forms of music; a body Nazi who works out four hours a day.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to the Nazis.
[1925-30; < G Nazi(ionalsozialist) National Socialist]

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