protofascist

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

proto- +‎ fascist

Adjective[edit]

protofascist (not comparable)

  1. (politics) Showing the beginnings of fascism.
    • 1991 August 9, Jack Helbig, “Marie and Bruce”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Even Lemon, for all her protofascist beliefs, wins our sympathy.
    • 2008, April 7, “Adolph Reed Jr.”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[2]:
      When Newt Gingrich and his protofascist comrades took over Congress in 1994, they sneeringly boasted that they intended to take the federal government back to the 1920s.

Noun[edit]

protofascist (plural protofascists)

  1. An individual whose opinions or policies show the beginnings of fascism.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From proto- +‎ fascist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈproː.toːˌfɑ.sɪst/, /ˈproː.toːˌfɑ.ʃɪst/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧to‧fas‧cist

Noun[edit]

protofascist m (plural protofascisten, diminutive protofascistje n, feminine protofasciste)

  1. protofascist