[ fy-ruh r; English fyoo r-er ]
/ ˈfü rər; English ˈfyʊər ər /
der Führer [der] /dɛr/, the leader: title of Adolf Hitler.
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Origin of Führer
First recorded in 1930–35
Definition for der fuhrer (2 of 2)
[ hit-ler ]
/ ˈhɪt lər /
Ad·olf [ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/, Adolf Schicklgruberder Führer,1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.
OTHER WORDS FROM Hitlerpro-Hit·ler, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for der fuhrer (1 of 2)
/ German (ˈfyːrər, English ˈfjʊərə) /
a leader: applied esp to Adolf Hitler (der Führer) while he was Chancellor
Word Origin for Führer
German, from führen to lead
British Dictionary definitions for der fuhrer (2 of 2)
/ (ˈhɪtlə) /
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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