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, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001), page 30:
      Five minutes later, Martland and his gauleiters canter in and whisk poor Hockbottle off to the Cottage Hospital of evil fame.

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Noun[edit]

gauleiter m (plural gauleiters or gauleiter)

  1. (historical) gauleiter (official in charge of a district of Nazi Germany)