- 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 fa·scis·tic [fuh-shis-tik] /fəˈʃɪs tɪk/. of or like fascism or fascists.
Origin of fascist
Examples from the Web for fascist
“Scratch a liberal, find a fascist every time,” Woods tweeted in April.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll
December 31, 2014
At the time, Valli was in Europe, married to a fascist type who was minor-order royalty.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
We had gone from late-Weimar period to the 1933-torchlight-parade stage of fascist takeover.From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?
October 11, 2014
The regime has, to date, never definitively weighed in on whether these troublesome critters had imperialist or fascist ties.Who Will Maduro Blame for Venezuela’s Blackout This Time?
June 28, 2014
The “fascist rule” Miller wrote about was the U.S. government—and his intended targets were broader than two police officers.Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers
June 10, 2014
Iturbe is in constant touch with the fascist groups in Mexico City.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
The fascist version of feudalism is State control of production.
If this were all, it would still leave us fighting the fascist war.
The lights of our city are therefore at the service of the fascist enemy.
I remember reading a fascist paper in jail in San Sebastian.
- an adherent or practitioner of fascism
- any person regarded as having right-wing authoritarian views
- characteristic of or relating to fascism
- a supporter or member of the Italian Fascist movement
- of or relating to Italian Fascism
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.