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[pan-jur-muh-niz-uh m]
  1. the idea or advocacy of a union of all the German peoples in a single political organization or state.
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Origin of Pan-Germanism

First recorded in 1880–85; pan- + Germanism
Related formsPan-Ger·man, adjective, nounPan-Ger·man·ic [pan-jer-man-ik] /ˌpæn dʒərˈmæn ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pan-german

Historical Examples

  • This, however, was only the view of the military party and the Pan-German professors.

    The Annual Register 1914


  • You have made of my sublime music dramas a means of propaganda, of Pan-German propaganda.

    My Austrian Love

    Maxime Provost

  • Closely connected with these far-reaching schemes was the swift growth of the Pan-German movement.

  • From seven to ten years ago this was thought to be a manifestation of pan-German propaganda.

  • Of course we are not to write Heine down a Pan-German of the modern, realistic type.

British Dictionary definitions for pan-german


  1. (esp in the 19th century) the movement for the unification of Germany
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