Nothing could be more dangerous than to suppose that "fascism" is a meaningless word nowadays. Just because some people are lazy enough and ignorant enough to call anyone they disagree with "fascists", that does not mean that Mussolini, Franco, Salazar, the Romanian Iron Guard, and the others in Hungary, Brazil and other countries were not accurately described as leaders of Fascist movements, or that there are not fascist tendencies in many modern political movements.
Does this sound familiar?
...a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy, but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.
Robert Paxton The Anatomy of Fascism