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  1. Ad·olf [ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf], /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/, Adolf Schicklgruber; "der Führer", 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.

Other words from Hitler

  • an·ti-Hit·ler, adjective
  • pro-Hit·ler, adjective

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How to use Hitler in a sentence

  • Gould states that this Cape "has Hitler proved a barrier to the migrations of many species of Mollusca."

    Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
  • Nayland is a stuffed shirt of the first stuffing, and a tinpot Hitler to boot, but he is fanatically and incorruptibly patriotic.

    The Mercenaries | Henry Beam Piper
  • Are they not the very men who sent cables of homage to Hitler and Mussolini after the shame of Munich?

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • This month, September, the tides and the weather will all be in Hitler's favor.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
  • "No matter what Hitler tries, we'll beat him at it," he said.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen

British Dictionary definitions for Hitler


/ (ˈhɪtlə) /

  1. 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

  2. a person who displays dictatorial characteristics

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