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[hit-ler] /ˈhɪt lər/
[ad-olf,, ey-dolf;; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf,, ˈeɪ dɒlf;; German ˈɑ dɔlf/ (Show IPA),
(Adolf Schicklgruber"der Führer") 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.
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pro-Hitler, adjective Unabridged
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  • We are both going to draw bead on adolf hitler in the year of 1938, and thus avert this hell he's spread since then.

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  • Neither was the room behind it, the room where the belfry was supposed to be, but where adolf hitler's inner sanctum was instead.

    Rats in the Belfry John York Cabot
  • In 1933 adolf hitler was elected leader of a Germany which had been out of communication with us for a generation.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • That's the general picture of the little surprise we'll have for adolf hitler tomorrow night.

  • You wouldn't want us to pick up adolf hitler for good measure, would you, Major?

British Dictionary definitions for adolf hitler


Adolf. (ˈaːdɔlf). Grandmother's maiden name and father's original surname Schicklgrüber. 1889–1945, German dictator, born in Austria. After becoming president of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi party), he attempted to overthrow the government of Bavaria (1923). While in prison he wrote Mein Kampf, expressing his philosophy of the superiority of the Aryan race and the inferiority of the Jews. He was appointed chancellor of Germany (1933), transforming it from a democratic republic into the totalitarian Third Reich, of which he became Führer in 1934. He established concentration camps to exterminate the Jews, rearmed the Rhineland (1936), annexed Austria (1938) and Czechoslovakia, and invaded Poland (1939), which precipitated World War II. He committed suicide
a person who displays dictatorial characteristics
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Word Origin and History for adolf hitler


used figuratively for "a dictator" from 1934.

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