Falangist

Falangist

[fuh-lan-jist]
noun
a member of the Falange.

Origin:
1935–40; < Spanish falangista; see Falange, -ist

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Falange (ˈfælændʒ, Spanish faˈlanxe)
 
n
the Fascist movement founded in Spain in 1933; the one legal party in Spain under the regime of Franco
 
[Spanish: phalanx]
 
Fa'langist
 
n, —adj

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Falangist
1937, member of the Falange, the fascist party in Spain (founded 1933), from Sp. Falange (Española) "(Spanish) Phalanx," from L. phalanx (gen. phalangis), see phalanx.
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