Definitions

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  • A common chant at political rallies in Nazi Germany, meaning roughly "Hail Victory!"
  • An evocation of the memory of the German Third Reich and Adolf Hitler.

Etymologies

From German Sieg ("victory") + Heil ("hail") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He gives university lectures on such subjects as "Media and Techniques of Propaganda in Islam" in which a highlight of the talk is an allusive — Lewis is always allusive — comparison of the opening phrase to the Islamic call to prayer "God is great" (allah akbar) with Sieg Heil and Il Duce, although I hasten to add that to their credit his audiences on such occasions have received his remarks unkindly.

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