Meaning of Untermensch in English:


nounplural noun Untermenschen/ˈʊntɐmɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n/ /ˈʊntɐmɛnʃn/

  • A person considered racially or socially inferior.

    ‘Her specialty was forging identification cards to assist in smuggling Jews and other Untermenschen out of the Netherlands.’
    • ‘He knew it to be a gamble, and it is significant that the ‘final Solution’, the systematic extermination of the Untermenschen, was not implemented until he had made this highest-of-stakes throw of the dice.’
    • ‘The Nazis practiced mass deportation and forced removal of Jews and other "Untermensch".’
    • ‘National Socialism propaganda in Germany branded Jews as Untermenschen.’



/ˈʊntəmɛn(t)ʃ/ /ˈʊntɐmɛnʃ/


German, literally ‘underperson’.