Definitions for nazism-sɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Na•zi*ˈnɑt si, ˈnæt-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-zis
(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.
(often l.c.) a person elsewhere who holds similar views.
(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
(adj.)of or pertaining to the Nazis.
* 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
Nazism, Naziism, national socialism(noun)
a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader
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.