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What Does Nazi Mean?

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The word Nazi has its origin in German language. Nazis is the plural form of Nazi. Nazi is used as a noun as well as a verb.Nazi is an abbreviated form for National Sozialistische Deutsch Arbeiter-Partei. It means National Socialist German Worker's Party. A person who belongs to this National Socialist German Worker's Party is called a Nazi. This party gained prominence under Adolf Hitler in 1933 but was started in 1919. It remained in power till 1945.

A person who adhered to or advocated the policies of Nazism is also termed Nazi. Anything that relates to or is directed by the National Socialist German Worker's Party is referred to as Nazi. A person who uses his power in a malicious way is called Nazi. Even someone who holds unreasonable views about race is also termed Nazi.
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1930, from Ger. Nazi, abbreviation of Ger. Pronunciation of Nationalsozialist (based on earlier Ger. Sozi, popular abbreviaton of "socialist"), from Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei "National Socialist German Workers' Party," led by Hitler from 1920. The 24th edition of Etymologisches W├Ârterbuch der deutschen Sprache (2002) says the word Nazi was favored in southern Germany (supposedly from c.1924) among opponents of National Socialism because the nickname Nazi (from the masc. Proper name Ignatz, Ger. Form of Ignatius) was used colloquially to mean "a foolish person, clumsy or awkward person." Ignatz was a popular name in Catholic Austria, and according to one source in WWI Nazi was a generic name in the German Empire for the soldiers of Austria-Hungary. An older use of Nazi for national-sozial is attested in Ger. From 1903, but EWdS does not think it contributed to the word as applied to Hitler and his followers. The NSDAP for a time attempted to adopt the Nazi designation as what the Germans call a "despite-word," but they gave this up, and the NSDAP is said to have generally avoided the term. Before 1930, party members had been called in Eng. National Socialists, which dates from 1923. The use of Nazi Germany, Nazi regime, etc., was popularized by German exiles abroad. From them, it spread into other languages, and eventually brought back to Germany, after the war. In the USSR, the terms national socialist and Nazi were said to have been forbidden after 1932, presumably to avoid any taint to the good word socialist. Soviet literature refers to fascists.
Akshaya Kumar Jena Profile
Nazi a member of the "National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei", the German equivalent of National Socialist German Workers Party. Nazi is indeed a contraction of the first two of these German words - "Na" from National and "zi" from Sozialistische.
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"National Sozialistische Deutsch Arbeiter Partei", translated: "National Socialist German Worker Party" Basically, they were the German socialist party.

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