Meaning of “Nazi” in the English Dictionary

"Nazi" in British English

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Nazinoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnɑːt.si/ us /ˈnɑːt.si/

a member of the National Socialist (German Workers') Party, led by Adolf Hitler, which controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945

disapproving a person who is cruel or demands that people obey them completely, or who has extreme and unreasonable beliefs about race

Naziadjective

uk /ˈnɑːt.si/ us /ˈnɑːt.si/

belonging to or connected with the National Socialist (German Workers') Party, which controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945:

a Nazi officer
Nazi Germany

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  • His grandfather had been a Nazi officer during the war.
  • The book discusses the origins of Nazi ideology.
  • The town was virtually destroyed during the Nazi occupation.
  • The documentary gave a harrowing account of Nazi atrocities.
  • Her academic career was cut short by the Nazi regime.
Nazism
noun [ U ] uk /ˈnɑːt.sɪ.zəm/ us /ˈnɑːt.sɪ.zəm/

(Definition of “Nazi” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Nazi" in American English

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Nazinoun [ C ]

us /ˈnɑt·si, ˈnæt-/

a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party that controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler, or someone who believes in fascism (= state control of social and economic life and extreme pride in country and race, with no political disagreement allowed)

Nazi
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈnɑt·si, ˈnæt-/

(Definition of “Nazi” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)