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[hit-ler] /ˈhɪt lər/
[ad-olf,, ey-dolf;; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf,, ˈeɪ dɒlf;; German ˈɑ dɔlf/ (Show IPA),
(Adolf Schicklgruber"der Führer") 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.
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  • The building is supposed to be merely a meeting place for German-Americans and sympathizers of the Hitler regime.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • He walked to the picture of Hitler and connected the microphone again.

  • He belongs in a belt that is the outcome of the Hitler victory of 1940, whatever that was.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
  • He scowled at the guards outside his door and shouted, "Heil Hitler!"

  • The destruction of America was a geographical necessity, for Hitler; and something more.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
British Dictionary definitions for Hitler


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
a person who displays dictatorial characteristics
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used figuratively for "a dictator" from 1934.

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