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[fash-ist] /ˈfæʃ ɪst/
a person who believes in or sympathizes with fascism.
(often initial capital letter) a member of a fascist movement or party.
a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.
Also, fascistic
[fuh-shis-tik] /fəˈʃɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA)
. of or like fascism or fascists.
Origin of fascist
1915-20; < Italian fascista, equivalent to fasc(io) (see fascism) + -ista -ist
Related forms
fascistically, adverb
antifascist, noun, adjective
nonfascist, noun, adjective
prefascist, adjective, noun
profascist, adjective, noun
Can be confused Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fascist
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  • The fascist state recognizes no inalienable right, and needs no consent from its people.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • Iturbe is in constant touch with the fascist groups in Mexico City.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • The fascist ideology cannot therefore look back to the Middle Ages, of which it is a complete negation.

  • The fascist occupation forced the publication of this review to cease in 1941.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • We all know what this hypocritical neutrality really is; how it shields the vile aid that fascist Spain is lending to the Axis.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for fascist


an adherent or practitioner of fascism
any person regarded as having right-wing authoritarian views
characteristic of or relating to fascism
Derived Forms
fascistically, adverb


a supporter or member of the Italian Fascist movement
of or relating to Italian Fascism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fascist

1921, from Italian partito nazionale fascista, the anti-communist political movement organized 1919 under Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); from Italian fascio "group, association," literally "bundle" (see fasces).

With fascism, originally used in English in its Italian form, as an Italian word. [Fowler: "Whether this full anglicization of the words is worth while cannot be decided till we know whether the things are to be temporary or permanent in England" -- probably an addition to the 1930 reprint, retained in 1944 U.S. edition.] Fasci "groups of men organized for political purposes" had been a feature of Sicily since c.1895, and the 20c. totalitatrian sense probably came directly from this, but influenced by the Roman fasces, which became the party symbol. Related: Fascistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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