• A member of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, commonly called the NSDAP or Nazi Party).
  • One who subscribes to or advocates (neo-)Nazism or a similarly fascist, racist (especially anti-Semitic), xenophobic, ethnic supremacist, or ultranationalist ideology; a neo-Nazi.
  • One who imposes one’s views on others; one who is considered unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
  • A German, a person of German descent, or a person perceived to be of German descent.


Proper Noun

  • The language (ideological jargon) of Nazi.
  • The German language.


  • From German Nazi, a (attested since 1903, as a shortening of national-sozial), since in German the nati- in national is approximately pronounced Nazi ; compare the parallel pejorative terms Sozi, Kozi. the use of that abbreviation by the Nazis' opponents and its avoidance by the Nazis themselves.

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