1921, from Italian partito nazionale fascista , the anti-communist political movement organized 1919 under Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); from Italian fascio "group, association," literally "bundle" (see fasces ).
With fascism , originally used in English in its Italian form, as an Italian word. [Fowler: "Whether this full anglicization of the words is worth while cannot be decided till we know whether the things are to be temporary or permanent in England" -- probably an addition to the 1930 reprint, retained in 1944 . edition.] Fasci "groups of men organized for political purposes" had been a feature of Sicily since , and the 20c. totalitatrian sense probably came directly from this, but influenced by the Roman fasces , which became the party symbol. Related: Fascistic .
Saturday Night Live alum Bobby Moynihan , who voices Louie the duck in the upcoming Disney XD series DuckTales and an imaginary blue winged horse in Syfy’s 2018 series Happy! , is the voice of the adorable and quick-witted dog Dude in the Descendants sequel. Dude, whose owner is Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos, gains the power to start talking after he accidentally takes a bite of something that had been cast with a magic spell that originally was intended to help Carlos speak the truth and share his true feelings.