Definitions for nazism-sɪz əm

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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. Nazism, Naziism, national socialism(noun)

    a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader


  1. Nazism(ProperNoun)

    The ideology of Adolf Hitleru2019s NSDAP (National Socialist German Workersu2019 Party), including a Fu00FChreru2019s totalitarian government, racism, nationalist territorial expansion (Lebensraum) and state control of the (war) economy.


  1. Nazism

    Nazism, or National Socialism, is a variety of fascism that incorporates biological racism and antisemitism. It was the ideology of the Nazi Party in Germany and related movements elsewhere. Nazism developed from the influences of pan-Germanism, the far-right Völkisch German nationalist movement and the anti-communist Freikorps paramilitary culture which fought against the communists in post-World War I Germany. It was designed to draw workers away from communism and into völkisch nationalism. Major elements of Nazism have been described as far-right, such as allowing domination of society by people deemed racially superior, while purging society of people declared inferior, who were said to be a threat to national survival. Both the Nazi Party and the Nazi-led state were organized under the Führer principle, a pyramidal structure with the Führer - Adolf Hitler - at the top, who appointed subordinate leaders for all branches of the party and the state and whose orders had the force of law. Nazism claimed that an Aryan master race was superior to all other races. To maintain what it regarded as the purity and strength of the Aryan race, Nazis sought to exterminate Jews and Romani, and the physically and mentally disabled. Other groups deemed "degenerate" or "asocial" received exclusionary treatment, including homosexuals, blacks, Jehovah's Witnesses and political opponents. The Nazis supported territorial expansionism. According to Nazi ideology, the gaining of Lebensraum is a law of nature for all healthy and vigorous peoples of superior races — who, as they grow in population size and face overpopulation in their territory, expand their territory and displace peoples of inferior races.


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