Meaning of Antifa in English:


Pronunciation /ˈantɪfɑː/ /anˈtiːfə/

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treated as singular or plural
  • A political protest movement comprising autonomous groups affiliated by their militant opposition to fascism and other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.

    ‘Saturday's rally had the support of Antifa, whose sworn enemy is the far right’
    • ‘riot police snatched black-clad Antifa protesters and arrested them’
    • ‘Sunday's demonstrations will be led by Antifa.’
    • ‘He did not believe the Antifa group incited the violence.’
    • ‘Critics say Antifa has sparked violence on college campuses across the country.’
    • ‘Just recently, Antifa took over the streets of downtown Portland and actually started directing traffic.’
    • ‘ Antifa consists of branches scattered geographically.’
    • ‘The principal feature of Antifa groups is their use of direct action.’
    • ‘Three Antifa members were arrested on the night of the fight.’
    • ‘When they arrived on Saturday, they were met by Antifa counter-protesters.’
    • ‘We've seen open street battles involving Antifa.’
    • ‘Antifa themselves and those associated with them are clear about what is inspiring them.’


1940s (with reference to opposition to fascism in Germany during and immediately after the Second World War): German, shortened from Antifaschismus ‘anti-fascism’ and antifaschistisch ‘anti-fascist’.