protofascist

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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”, Chicago Reader:
      Even Lemon, for all her protofascist beliefs, wins our sympathy.
    • 2008 April 7, Adolph Reed Jr.[1]:
      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.