gauleiter

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From German Gauleiter, from Gau ‘administrative division’ + Leiter ‘leader’.

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gauleiter (plural gauleiters)

  1. (historical) An official in charge of a district of Nazi Germany.
  2. Any overbearing or unpleasant official, especially a local official.
    • 1973: Five minutes later, Martland and his gauleiters canter in and whisk poor Hockbottle off to the Cottage Hospital of evil fame. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 30)

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