Definition of Antifa in English:

Antifa

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noun

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’
    • ‘Antifa protesters gathered outside his house’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

Antifa

/ˈan(t)ēˌfä/ /ˈæn(t)iˌfɑ/ /ˌanˈtēfə/ /ˌænˈtifə/

Origin

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’.