Definition of Pegida in English:

Pegida

proper noun

  • An extreme right-wing political movement in Germany formed in 2014 and aiming to resist what it perceives as the increasing influence of Islam in western Europe.

Origin

German acronym, from Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes ‘Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West’.

Pronunciation

Pegida

/pɛˈɡidə//peˈɡēdə/