- a people or nation, as the Germans during the Nazi period, whose members consider themselves genetically superior to all others and therefore justified in conquering and ruling them.
Origin of master race
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for master race
In one part lived the master-race of the Chou with the imperial court, in the other the subjugated population.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
- a race, nation, or group, such as the Germans or Nazis as viewed by Hitler, believed to be superior to other racesGerman name: Herrenvolk
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