der führer


[fy-ruhr; English fyoor-er]
noun German.
der Führer [der] the leader: title of Adolf Hitler.
Also, Fuehrer.

1930–35 Unabridged


Adolf [ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] , (Adolf Schicklgruber"der Führer") 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.

pro-Hitler, adjective Unabridged
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Führer or German Fuehrer (ˈfyːrər, English ˈfjʊərə, ˈfyːrər, English ˈfjʊərə)
a leader: applied esp to Adolf Hitler (der Führer) while he was Chancellor
[German, from führen to lead]
Fuehrer or German Fuehrer
[German, from führen to lead]

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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Word Origin & History

1934, from Führer und Reichskanzler, title assumed by Hitler in 1934 as head of German state, from Ger. Führer "leader," from führen "to lead," from M.H.G. vüeren "to lead, drive," from O.H.G. fuoren "to set in motion, lead," causative of O.H.G. faran "to go, travel," which is cognate
with O.E. faran (see fare (v.)). Hitler's title was modeled on Mussolini's Duce.

see Führer.
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