1921, from Italian fascista, from fascio ("bundle, bunch"), in use metonymically for "group of men organized for political purposes" since 1895. Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfæʃɪst/


  1. Of or relating to fascism.
  2. Supporting the principles of fascism.
  3. (informal) Unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
    I have a fascist boss.
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fascist (plural fascists)

  1. A member of a political party or other organization that advocates fascist principles.
  2. A proponent of fascism.
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fascist (not comparable)

  1. (fascism, history) Of or pertaining to the Kingdom of Italy from 1922–1943.
    Hypernyms: Italian

fascist (plural fascists)

  1. (fascism, historical, sometimes, attributive) A member of the National Fascist Party in Italy from 1922 to 1943.
    Hypernyms: fascist
  2. (fascism, historical, sometimes, attributive) Synonym of Nazi#English|Nazi

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