Definition of Nazi in English:



  • 1A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

    • ‘In the twilight of the Second World War hundreds of Nazis fled to Argentina.’
    • ‘After the first Moscow show trial, the wave of arrests also engulfed the German émigrés who had fled from the Nazis.’
    • ‘From there it is no great leap to the slogan of the Nazis, ‘Proud to be German’.’
    • ‘Yes, the Germans had the Nazis and the French the Reign of Terror and Vichy.’
    • ‘Edelweiss Pirates is a fascinating work dealing with the proletarian opposition to the Nazis in the city of Cologne.’
    • ‘One room at the Tate Modern in central London is temporarily devoted to artists condemned by Adolf Hitler's Nazis as degenerate.’
    • ‘At one time, it was a pilgrimage centre for top Nazis such as Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess.’
    • ‘While the Nazis acted as a party and not as a state power, they did not find an approach to the working class.’
    • ‘The term is a reference to the fascist counterrevolution, that which the Nazis called the National Revolution.’
    • ‘To end the chaos, the electorate chose the centralized, nationalistic rule of the Nazis.’
    • ‘Doriot supported the Nazis and collaborated directly with the German occupying force.’
    • ‘The Nazis were a fringe party until Germany was struck by vast unemployment.’
    • ‘That fire was created by the Nazis for the express purpose of rousing the German population and passage of the Enabling Act.’
    • ‘But few would guess her harrowing ordeal at the Nazi's Dachau death camp.’
    • ‘Thus the Nazis justified the policy of total extermination or Holocaust of an entire people.’
    • ‘When Russia was attacked by the Nazis in the Second World War, the CP switched overnight to supporting the war.’
    • ‘In Germany, he proposed a United Front of communists and social democrats to oppose the Nazis.’
    • ‘These people went on to collaborate with the Nazis during the Second World War.’
    • ‘The Nazis defined the nation biologically, others understood it culturally or historically.’
    • ‘This was the case under the German monarch, again with the Nazis, and, in a different form, in the East German state.’
    • ‘He documents the slow, deliberate erosion of German democracy during the Nazi's inexorable drive toward tyranny.’
    • ‘No doubt it was the most interesting period in German film history since the time before the Nazis came.’
    1. 1.1derogatory A person with extreme racist or authoritarian views.
      • ‘The encounter prompted many people to call Rocket a Nazi for his patriotic beliefs.’
      • ‘The same goes for building a unified fight against the BNP Nazis.’
      • ‘In my opinion, US leaders are simply Nazis in beliefs and Nazis in their actions.’
      • ‘Every major party claims to be strongly against the Nazis and against racism.’
      • ‘They are not the same as the Nazis of the BNP, but they are a reflection of the fragmentation of the mainstream right.’
      • ‘These marches are a vital focus for local opposition to the Nazis of the BNP.’
      • ‘We have seen in this area how the government's attacks on asylum seekers have only encouraged the Nazis to scapegoat refugees.’
      • ‘The BNP Nazis are standing a candidate in a council by-election on Thursday.’
      • ‘We have to remember that most BNP voters are not hardened Nazis, and angry workers who listen to the BNP will also listen to us.’
      • ‘It takes two minutes searching the Internet to learn the truth about the England First Party that they are a racist, fascist Nazi front.’
      • ‘Ten years ago the BNP Nazis thought they were on the brink of such a breakthrough in Britain.’
      • ‘During the election campaign the BNP bussed Nazis in from across London.’
      • ‘Let me lay it out plainly for all the white nationalist Nazis in hiding.’
      • ‘Which is why most people try to avoid labelling their political enemies Nazis: its a bit ridiculous really.’
      • ‘Can we roll back the tide of racism against refugees, and beat back the Nazis of the British National Party?’
      • ‘Attempts to pander to racism by targeting immigrants had only helped the Nazis gain support and given confidence to every right winger in the land.’
      • ‘I guess what I'm wondering is at what point do we become a nation of Nazis.’
      • ‘In Blackburn the National Front and another Nazi group got a combined vote of 38 percent.’
      • ‘This is an area where the Nazis have conned voters into electing five BNP councillors.’
      • ‘Disparate voices were united in a huge protest against the Nazis of the National Front, who the police waded in to protect.’
      • ‘The BNP Nazis want to uproot people whose families have lived in Britain for generations.’
      • ‘It's like condemning the Labour Party for not throwing any Nazis off their membership lists.’
      authoritarian, totalitarian, autocrat, nazi, extreme right-winger, far right-winger, rightist, blackshirt, militarist
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    2. 1.2A person who seeks to impose their views on others in a very autocratic or inflexible way.
      ‘I learned to be more open and not such a Nazi in the studio’
      • ‘This is the epic story of why Wade is such a nazi.’
      • ‘Yes, and I'm sure the Few fought the Battle of Britain so that chinless little Nazis could fight elections in this country.’
      • ‘But I also think in the media we have people who are sort of like tolerance Nazis.’
      • ‘Let me admit up front that I am a travel nazi.’
      • ‘I'm a bit of a nazi about some grammar/spelling related issues.’
      • ‘We have made appeals using common sense to show how nonsensical are the health reasons advanced by the health zealots, the health Nazis of Labour.’
      • ‘People are being manipulated and mislead - by safety Nazis like you, Mister.’
      • ‘Victims of the appeasement trap often manifest their desperation by becoming company-culture Nazis.’
      • ‘I have no doubt that the health and safety Nazis will add this to their crusade against fun.’
      • ‘These are the real Nazis.’
      • ‘This weekend was particularly interesting because of the Falun Gong demonstration amid all the chaos of white-faced ghouls, bondage Nazis and bemused tourists.’
      • ‘Finally, if releasing a book at a precise date and time is so financially important to the embargo Nazis, let them shoulder the security costs.’


  • Of or concerning the Nazis or Nazism.

    • ‘Indeed, until mid-1941, there were more communists and socialists in Nazi concentration camps than Jews.’
    • ‘One of her admirers was Adolf Hitler, who asked her to film the Nazi party rally of 1933.’
    • ‘One of the T-shirts for sale had a portrait of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler standing on a laurel.’
    • ‘In 1920, Hitler announced to the very small Nazi Party the Five Points of national Socialism.’
    • ‘High- and middle-ranking Nazi party members returned to public office and leading positions in the economy.’
    • ‘The most fanatical Nazi leaders - Hitler, Goebbels and Bormann - stayed in Berlin, while others fled.’
    • ‘From 1938 he closely collaborated with Nazi architect Albert Speer.’
    • ‘Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime persecuted and massacred millions of Jews.’
    • ‘Both objections were made to the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders after World War II.’
    • ‘The city of Sunderland is free from Nazi councillors despite a concerted effort by the BNP.’
    • ‘Indeed, Nazi ideology and methods were totally incompatible with the Catholic position.’
    • ‘He did not, for instance, nominate Born, who had become a refugee from Nazi anti-Semitism.’
    • ‘German films explore Nazi terror and the resistance to it’
    • ‘She says she was never a Nazi party member, and never anti-Semitic.’
    • ‘A search of the corporal's quarters following the attack is reported to have found Nazi BNP propaganda.’
    • ‘Next month marks the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Hitler's Nazi regime.’
    • ‘It hid its real Nazi ideology in the elections and sought to pick up votes by tapping into the huge bitterness with mainstream politicians.’
    • ‘He spent the war in Berlin, an honored guest of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.’
    • ‘Shops and businesses were destroyed and their owners murdered by Nazi party members.’
    • ‘He said it was too biased to be called a documentary and was similar to work by Nazi propaganda director Leni Riefenstahl.’


German, abbreviation representing the pronunciation of Nati- in Nationalsozialist national socialist, probably by analogy with Sozi, from Sozialist socialist.