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  1. a member of the Falange.

Origin of Falangist

1935–40; < Spanish falangista; see Falange, -ist
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Examples from the Web for falangist

Historical Examples

  • You might have been recognized in Havana or in Caracas by Falangist agents.

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    Allan Chase

  • That might explain what happened to you in that Falangist caf on the waterfront the other day.

  • I know, as you do, that Falangist Spaniards on shore are working with the Nazi undersea raiders.

Word Origin and History for falangist



1937, member of the Falange, the fascist party in Spain (founded 1933), from Spanish Falange (Española) "(Spanish) Phalanx," from Latin phalanx (genitive phalangis); see phalanx.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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