gauleiter

[ gou-lahy-ter ]
/ ˈgaʊˌlaɪ tər /

noun

the leader or chief official of a political district under Nazi control.

Nearby words

  1. gauger,
  2. gauguin,
  3. gauguin, paul,
  4. gauhati,
  5. gaul,
  6. gaulish,
  7. gaulle,
  8. gaulle, charles de,
  9. gaullism,
  10. gaullist

Origin of gauleiter

1935–40; < German, equivalent to Gau region + Leiter director

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British Dictionary definitions for gauleiter

Gauleiter

/ (ˈɡaʊˌlaɪtə) /

noun

a provincial governor in Germany under Hitler
(sometimes not capital) informal a person in a position of petty or local authority who behaves in an overbearing authoritarian manner

Word Origin for Gauleiter

from German, from Gau district + Leiter leader

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