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I was looking for a definition to "sand niggers" and found this

Definition of "Sand Nigger" from Urban dictionary

It makes sense to refer to Arabs as sand niggers because of the desert and dark skin but what is a sand nazi? it makes no sense at all.

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The site that you found that on is UrbanDictionary. On that site, people write their own definitions. I think this may be somebody trying to be funny or something. "Sand nazis" isn't any sort of term, derogatory or not.

Take a look at the upvotes/downvotes on that definition - 50 up, ~100 down. It's not a very good definition.

I would recommend not reading too much into Urban dictionary definitions in the future. They aren't really curated, they are written by anyone and everyone, and many times there are jokes within them. It is a good site to get a feel for what a certain slang word means, but other than that, it isn't that great.

  • I'm afraid there actually is a very clear meaning, even if the phrase is unestablished. – Aeon Akechi Dec 21 '15 at 19:40
  • @Nothing "if the phrase is unestablished"? Then who is defining it? After all, not every thing we coin gets to be a real term, otherwise it would be possible to make half a dictionary by my coinages in ELL's chat alone. – M.A.R. Dec 21 '15 at 20:29
  • @Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. Basically, everybody who reads it and doesn't say 'huh?' is "defining" it. Each of them infers some meaning; they may not all infer the same meaning, but who's gonna know? -- until they start talking to each other and using the phrase and discover they aren't talking about the same thing. That's when "definition" -- drawing boundaries around the meaning -- starts. – StoneyB Dec 21 '15 at 22:15
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By 'sand Nazi', the writer refers most likely to groups in the vein of ISIS and Al-Qaeda: terrorist organizations and the like. Because they have policies that are compared to Nazis, they are metaphorically called Nazis. Be aware that this is not an established term and should probably be avoided in formal setting, although you will probably be understood.

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