Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler.
  • noun An adherent or advocate of policies characteristic of Nazism; a fascist.
  • noun Informal A severely intolerant or dictatorial person.
  • adjective Of, relating to, controlled by, or typical of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
  • adjective Informal Severely intolerant or dictatorial.

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  • adjective historical Of or pertaining to the Nazi Party (NSDAP) specifically, or to Nazism, neo-Nazism, or neo-Nazis more generally.
  • adjective by extension Racist or anti-Semitic.
  • adjective by extension Totalitarian.
  • noun historical A member of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, commonly called the NSDAP or Nazi Party).
  • noun One who subscribes to or advocates (neo-)Nazism or a similarly fascist, racist, or anti-Semitic ideology; a neo-Nazi.
  • noun slang, see usage notes below One who imposes one’s views on others; one who is considered unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict. (also frequently uncapitalised: nazi)

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

  • adjective relating to a form of socialism
  • noun a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
  • adjective relating to or consistent with or typical of the ideology and practice of Nazism or the Nazis
  • noun derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.

Etymologies

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

[German, short for Nationalsozialist (the abbreviation being in part popularized by opponents of the Nazis, perhaps influenced by earlier German regional Nazi, awkward, clumsy person, from Nazi, Iggy, short for the name Ignatius), from Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, National Socialist German Workers' Party.]

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From German Nazi, a shortening of Nationalsozialist, since in German the Nati- in National is pronounced Nazi.

Examples

  • Conversely ­, he then tries to whitewash the term Nazi as if it is on par with having overly discrimina ­ting taste on occasion.

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  • The laws call for up to a year in jail and stiff fines for anyone convicted of visually or verbally misusing symbols such as swastikas, the term Nazi or epithets related to the killing of six million Jews before and during World War Two.

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  • "Nazi" comes from the German word for National Socialism.

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  • Even the word Nazi is short for National Socialist German Workers Party.

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  • I am loathe to use the term Nazi but it sounds a lot like the stuff they did.

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  • The party’s full name in English is National Socialist German Workers’ party; Nazi is short for its German name.

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  • Damn right, Nazi is short for the National Socialist Party I believe.

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  • Damn right, Nazi is short for the National Socialist Party I believe.

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  • Damn right, Nazi is short for the National Socialist Party I believe.

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