An ti fa
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"
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'.
Definition of antifa
1 : a person or group actively opposing fascism
The groups ... prominently featured about 100 Christian ministers in clerical garb, angry Charlottesville residents, peace advocates, Black Lives Matter activists, and self-styled anti-fascists who call themselves "antifas" ...
- Peter Weber
After the war, Antifas varied in size and composition across the former Reich, now divided into four zones of occupation, and developed in interaction with the local occupying power.
- Loren Balhorn
2 : an anti-fascist movement
Antifa is the backlash to the backlash, a defensive response to the growing presence of right-wing extremism.
- Todd Gitlin
Other Words from antifa
First Known Use of antifa
1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1
History and Etymology for antifa
borrowed from German Antifa, short for antifaschistisch "anti-fascist," in Antifaschistische Aktion (multiparty front initiated by the German Communist Party in 1932 to counter Nazism) and in other collocations