Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mussolini, Benito Amilcare Andrea Known as "Il Duce.” 1883-1945. Italian Fascist dictator and prime minister (1922-1943) who conducted an expansionist foreign policy, formalized an alliance with Germany (1939), and brought Italy into World War II (1940). Dismissed by Victor Emmanuel III (1943), he led a puppet Nazi government in northern Italy until 1945, when he was assassinated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • If you want to look to someone who might be considered a moderate example of the modern Republican, Mussolini is a good example.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bartlett: New Deal Failed Because It Wasn’t Big Enough

  • The storyline, about a restless man who is assigned to rub out his one-time college mentor in Mussolini-era Italy, also delivers the goods.

    Weekly Mishmash I: May 17-23 : Scrubbles.net

  • Somewhere Mussolini is laughing, but our World War II vet Teamster dads are rolling in their graves.

    Motor City shakedown (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Is the only reason England has had no Hitler, Hussein, or Mussolini is because they have been lucky enough such that no one with those unusal personalities has ever been born there?

    Dawkins, Hussein, and ALF

  • She has gone through a complex legal process to allow her children to attach the name Mussolini to their father's surname.

    Comment Central - Times Online - WBLG:

  • Facists and Nazi's were socialists, also as in Mussolini, Hitler's ally, who headed up the Socialist party in Italy for so long.

    Sound Politics: Reichert-Burner Ad Update

  • That autumn we had been reading the reports of sharp remonstrance to Mussolini from the British Foreign Office regarding those Bari broadcasts, and noting the manifest equivocation of the replies.

    What Is Now At Stake In Europe

  • If you want the three men summed up for you, I would suggest Mussolini is a genius and a statesman, whose greatest ambition he gave in his own words, I want to colonize.

    Dictators and Democrats

  • Is there any unrest under this regime of taxation and expenditure upon all this modernity, this new renaissance? "he looked at me with instant and surely unfeigned emotion and said," Mussolini is a great man.

    London To Paris To Rome

  • Mussolini is the only man who has got along so far.

    What Lies Ahead

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.