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Topic: GROUPINGS

Date: 1900-2000
Language: Italian
Origin: Fascista, from fascio 'group of things tied together'

fascist

noun
     
fas‧cist [countable]
1PPG someone who supports fascism:
The fascists came to power in 1933.
2 informal someone who is cruel and unfair and does not like people to argue with them:
My last boss was a real fascist.
3 informalPPG someone who has extreme right-wing opinions
fascist adjective:
Mussolini's fascist regime
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