grammar Nazi

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grammar Nazi (plural grammar Nazis)

  1. (slang, idiomatic) A person who habitually corrects or criticizes the language usage of others.

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As actual Nazis practised genocide and were responsible for the murder of millions of people during the Second World War, this use of the word may be considered to be offensive.

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