Generally, a person who corrects others' speech or writing for the purpose of feeling superior. However, rare exceptions exist, wherein the term is applied to those who have become tired of the constant abuse of language, are not aware that their behavior warrants application of the term and are genuinely trying to help their peers, or have been editing their friends' essays for eight hours and cannot bear another misplaced preposition.
Friend 1: "Hey, that's the TV remote! Where was it at?"
GN ( malicious type) : "'At''s a preposition, don't end a sentence that way."
Former Friend 1: "Your intolerable, you malicious grammar nazi!"

Foreign Friend 2: "I will see you next next week!"
GN (genuine or unaware type): "I will see you the week after next too!"
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Someone with both a greater standard of all aspects of grammar (than most people) and the willingness to uphold said standards in all that (s)he says and writes, including but not limited to speaking in casual conversation and typing on the internet. Grammar Nazis are not constrained to the internet.

Zealous Grammar Nazis are also known to correct the grammar of other people when they feel the need to, although the act of correcting grammar does not necessarily denote someone as a Grammar Nazi. Someone who indulges in pointlessly correcting people, particularly nitpicking trivial mistakes, is more often a Grammar Troll. That's something else entirely.

True members of the Grammar Nazi Party will politely correct other people in a manner that does not shame the recipient and is always of mistakes that either change the meaning of the statement or are apparent that the recipient is ignorant of. Misuse of the apostrophe in "it's" and "its" and the misuse of homophones, however, are often corrected even if they do not apply to aforementioned standards.

As it has been mentioned that Grammar Nazis are not constrained to the internet, it should also be noted that Grammar Nazis interact in all languages that have codified rules of grammar (i.e. all official world languages). Some fictional languages, such as Klingon (Star Trek) and the Ancient Language (The Inheritance Cycle) are also included.
We Grammar Nazis take our languages, and thus their grammars, very seriously.
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Usually a pompous arrogent person who uses a screen name such as "sumfacts" or the like, and resorts to grammar correcting when losing a debate in an online forum.
Why are you always correcting everyones post are you the "grammar nazi"?
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Some troll on the internet who dislikes spelling mistakes and will correct anyone and everyone on their grammar in (usually) a rude manor. Nobody can escape the Grammar Nazi's, they're everywhere.
Person: Your so cool!
Grammar Nazi: UM, NO. IT'S YOU'RE NOT YOUR YOU PEASANT. GOD YOU'RE SUCH AN IDIOT GO BURN IN HELL IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE FUCK YOU
Person: You're such a fucking Grammar Nazi.
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Peoples who dislikes this definitions.
Grammar Nazi: My head exploded after seeing this definition! I must correct all of his grammar mistakes or else I will die.
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Someone who is obsessed with spelling things correctly. Using correct words. Obsessed with word choice, etc.
OMG. She is SUCH a Grammar Nazi!
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This word has a serious Catch-22 issue going on with it.
People who use it to admit that they aren't as interested in language skills as much as getting their opinion "out there".

But the people who are Grammar Nazis see themselves as having language skills and are frustrated at what they see as the lack of care shown by people who seem to lack language skills.
Language Skills.

It's necessary to have some language skills in order to convey a message, and for that message to be able to be understood by anybody who receives it.

It's up to the person who originates the message to make sure that the people who receive the message can understand it. If they don't make sure, does that mean they are sloppy?

If a person identifies problems without suggesting a way that the author might improve, does that mean the person is being obsessively picky?

It's up for debate.

But one thing is sure. The term "Grammar Nazi" is a massive hyperbole.

Persons who believe themselves to be linguistically superior and put the spotlight on mistakes are not comparable with Nazis. Think about it.

If you feel like calling a person a Grammar Nazi, sure... the person might be supercilious and arrogant. But at the same time you're being ignorant and oversensitive.

There is no shame in learning language skills. Even if it is more than 50 years since you were at school.
Hitler was not a Grammar Nazi. But he was a Nazi.
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