Definitions for Naziˈnɑt si, ˈnæt-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Na•zi*ˈnɑt si, ˈnæt-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-zis

  1. (n.)a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, which controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler and advocated totalitarian government, territorial expansion, anti-Semitism, and Aryan supremacy, all these leading directly to World War II and the Holocaust.

    Category: Government

  2. (often l.c.) a person elsewhere who holds similar views.

    Category: Government

  3. (often l.c.)Sometimes Offensive.a person who is fanatically dedicated to or seeks to control a specified activity, practice, etc.:

    a jazz nazi who disdains other forms of music; a body Nazi who works out four hours a day.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to the Nazis.

    Category: Government

* Usage.: Definition 4 of Nazi has existed at least since 1980 and parallels other words such as police (def. 6), as in thought police, and cop2 (def. 2), as in language cops. Though this use is usually intended as jocular, it is sometimes used intentionally to denigrate an opposing point of view. However, many people find these uses offensive, feeling that they trivialize the terrible crimes of the Nazis of Germany.

Origin of Nazi:

1925–30; < G Nazi, short for Nationalsozialist National Socialist

Na′zism-sɪz əm(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nazi, German Nazi(noun)

    a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party

  2. nazi(adj)

    derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.

  3. Nazi(adj)

    relating to or consistent with or typical of the ideology and practice of Nazism or the Nazis

    "the total Nazi crime"; "the Nazi interpretation of history"

  4. national socialist, Nazi(adj)

    relating to a form of socialism

    "the national socialist party came to power in Germany in 1933"

Wiktionary

  1. Nazi(Noun)

    A member of the w:Nazi PartyNational Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, commonly called the NSDAP or Nazi Party).

  2. Nazi(Noun)

    One who subscribes to or advocates (neo-)Nazism or a similarly fascist, racist, or anti-Semitic ideology; a neo-Nazi.

  3. Nazi(Noun)

    One who imposes oneu2019s views on others; one who is considered unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.

    Sheu2019s a total grammar Nazi.

  4. Nazi(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Nazi Party (NSDAP) specifically, or to Nazism more generally.

  5. Nazi(Adjective)

    Racist or anti-Semitic.

  6. Nazi(Adjective)

    Totalitarian.

  7. Nazi(Adjective)

    Consisting of Nazis.

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

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