An ancient symbol in the form of an equal-armed cross with each arm continued at a right angle, used (in clockwise form) as the emblem of the German Nazi party.
- Israeli and German diplomats have lashed out at a Hong Kong fashion company for using swastikas and other Nazi party symbols.
- The flat where they worked themselves up with ‘White Power’ music before the attack was adorned with swastikas and other Nazi symbols.
- Together with election placards bearing his picture, many Fortuyn supporters wore swastikas and other Nazi symbols.
Late 19th century: from Sanskrit svastika, from svasti 'well-being', from su 'good' + asti 'being'.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: swas|tika
Definition of swastika in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.