herrenvolk

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From German Herrenvolk.

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herrenvolk (plural herrenvolker)

  1. A master race, especially with reference to Nazi ideology. [from 20th c.]
    • 1954, Doris Lessing, A Proper Marriage, HarperPerennial 1995, p. 59:
      ‘In their position halfway between the blacks and the white Herrenvolk, they are bound to be unstable, they are petty bourgeois to the core, all of them.’

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