Definition of Nazi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɑːtsi/

noun (plural Nazis)

1 historical A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Example sentences
  • The term is a reference to the fascist counterrevolution, that which the Nazis called the National Revolution.
  • While the Nazis acted as a party and not as a state power, they did not find an approach to the working class.
  • At one time, it was a pilgrimage centre for top Nazis such as Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess.
1.1 derogatory A person with extreme racist or authoritarian views.
Example sentences
  • It takes two minutes searching the Internet to learn the truth about the England First Party that they are a racist, fascist Nazi front.
  • Disparate voices were united in a huge protest against the Nazis of the National Front, who the police waded in to protect.
  • Can we roll back the tide of racism against refugees, and beat back the Nazis of the British National Party?
1.2A person who seeks to impose their views on others in a very autocratic or inflexible way: I learned to be more open and not such a Nazi in the studio
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  • I'm a bit of a nazi about some grammar/spelling related issues.
  • Let me admit up front that I am a travel nazi.
  • We have made appeals using common sense to show how nonsensical are the health reasons advanced by the health zealots, the health Nazis of Labour.

The Nazi Party was formed in Munich after the First World War. It advocated right-wing authoritarian nationalist government, and developed a racist ideology based on anti-Semitism and a belief in the superiority of ‘Aryan’ Germans. Its leader, Adolf Hitler, who was elected Chancellor in 1933, established a totalitarian dictatorship and precipitated the Second World War. The Nazi Party collapsed at the end of the War and was outlawed.


Of or concerning the Nazis or Nazism.
Example sentences
  • The city of Sunderland is free from Nazi councillors despite a concerted effort by the BNP.
  • Indeed, until mid-1941, there were more communists and socialists in Nazi concentration camps than Jews.
  • Next month marks the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Hitler's Nazi regime.



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  • Now that's the cold disconcerting face of anti-smoker Nazidom right there in all it's brutal simplicity.
  • The twin cancers of Nazidom and Soviet-style communism have been destroyed.
  • The first experiments in the Collective under Marxism and Nazidom assumed that the individual must be sacrificed as a tool for the State.


Pronunciation: /ˈnɑːtsɪfʌɪ/
verb (Nazifies, Nazifying, Nazified)
Example sentences
  • Dresden was an industrial and railway hub and heavily Nazified.
  • The result, in a manuscript completed in 1946, is a series of brilliant essays on how German language - and thus thought - was Nazified, words being equivalent to ‘tiny doses of arsenic’.
  • To conform with what was already happening in Germany, various Dutch professions were Nazified; all Jews in these fields had to abandon their work.


Pronunciation: /ˈnɑːtsiːɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • The Marxism of Sartre and the Naziism of Heidegger are sufficient to prove that Existentialism, which already denies any reality to moral principles, can randomly be associated with any sort of politics.
  • Suddenly it seemed that Naziism was alive and well and living in Vienna, not least because Haider's anti-immigration and anti-EU rhetoric seemed to hark back to a darker past.
  • Of course, both Naziism and Soviet communism were critiques of bourgeois liberalism, so maybe they had a lot in common to begin with after all.


German, abbreviation representing the pronunciation of Nati- in Nationalsozialist 'national socialist', probably by analogy with Sozi, from Sozialist 'socialist'.

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