master race

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(XIXe siècle) Composé de master (« maître ») et de race (« race »).

Locution nominale[modifier]

Singulier Pluriel
master race
\ˈmɑː.stə ˌɹeɪs\
ou \ˈmæs.tɚ ˌɹeɪs\
master races
\ˈmɑː.stə ˌɹeɪ.sɪz\
ou \ˈmæs.tɚ ˌɹeɪ.sɪz\

master race \ˈmɑː.stə ˌɹeɪs\ (Royaume-Uni), \ˈmæs.tɚ ˌɹeɪs\ (États-Unis)

  1. Race supérieure : groupe de gens qui se considèrent comme supérieurs aux autres, comme l’idéologie nazie.
    • The subject race were barbarians at home, and absolutely inferior to the master race in America. Events beyond its responsibility had imposed duties upon the master race which it could not rightfully evade. (Harper’s Magazine, vol. 71, 1885, p. 798)
    • And I fell to thinking of that worst form of slavery which condemned to a degrading bondage not those of African blood alone, but so many of the descendants of the proud white master race. (The Atlantic Monthly, vol. 75, 1895, p. 320)
    • This was the first of many occasions during our tour when I realised that one of the basic differences between the Russian empire and the Western variety was that they really had no concept of the Russians themselves as ‘master race’. (Nora Beloff, Transit of Britain: A Report on Britain’s Changing Role in the Post-war World, 1973, p. 136)

Vocabulaire apparenté par le sens[modifier]

  • herrenvolk
  • Untermensch

Voir aussi[modifier]

  • master race sur Wikipédia (en anglais) Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg