Na·zi / ˈnätsē/ •
n. (pl. Na·zis) hist. a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. ∎ a member of an organization with similar ideology. ∎ derog. a person who holds and acts brutally in accordance with extreme racist or authoritarian views.•
adj. of or concerning the Nazis or Nazism.DERIVATIVES: Na·zi·dom / -dəm/ n.Na·zi·fy / ˈnätsiˌfī/ v. (-fies, -fied) .Na·zi·ism / -ˌizəm/ n.Na·zism / ˈnätˌsizəm/ n.
a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, formed in Munich
after the First World War
. It advocated right-wing authoritarian nationalist government, and developed a racist ideology based on anti-Semitism and a belief in the superiority of ‘Aryan’ Germans. Its leader, Adolf Hitler, who was elected Chancellor in 1933, established a totalitarian dictatorship, rearmed Germany
in support of expansionist foreign policies in central Europe
, and so precipitated the Second World War
Nazi salute a gesture or salute in which the right arm is inclined upwards, with the hand open and the palm down.
(member) of German National Socialist party. XX. repr. pronunc. of Nati-
in G. Nationalsozialist
Nationalsozialisten (German: National Socialist)