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Sieg Heil

Syllabification: Sieg Heil
Pronunciation: /ˌsēɡ ˈhīl/

Definition of Sieg Heil in English:

exclamation

A victory salute used originally by Nazis at political rallies.
Example sentences
  • The border between satirical and offensive usage of the term "Sieg Heil" is sometimes ambiguous, and comedians using it for humorous purposes have sometimes been accused of anti-Semitism.
  • The words "Sieg Heil" and "Heil Hitler" are also used satirically in modern times, though they may be considered offensive.

Origin

German, literally 'hail victory!'.

Derivatives

Sieg-Heiling

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adjective

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