[ fash-ist ]

  1. a person who believes in or sympathizes with fascism.

  2. (often initial capital letter) a member of a fascist movement or party.

  1. a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.

  1. Also fa·scis·tic [fuh-shis-tik]. /fəˈʃɪs tɪk/. of or like fascism or fascists.

Origin of fascist

First recorded in 1915–20; from Italian fascista, equivalent to fasc(io) (see fascism) + -ista -ist

Other words from fascist

  • fa·scis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·fas·cist, noun, adjective
  • non·fas·cist, noun, adjective
  • pre·fas·cist, adjective, noun
  • pro·fas·cist, adjective, noun

Words that may be confused with fascist

Words Nearby fascist

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fascist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fascist (1 of 2)


/ (ˈfæʃɪst) sometimes capital /

  1. an adherent or practitioner of fascism

  2. any person regarded as having right-wing authoritarian views

adjectiveAlso: fascistic (fəˈʃɪstɪk)
  1. characteristic of or relating to fascism

Derived forms of fascist

  • fascistically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for Fascist (2 of 2)


/ (ˈfæʃɪst) /

  1. a supporter or member of the Italian Fascist movement

  1. of or relating to Italian Fascism

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012