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"Tank" resulted from the British trying to hide the real purpose of tracked armor developed in WW1. It apparently looked close enough to a water tank that it was thought that this would be a good word for it to disguise what it really was. Panzer, on the other hand, is the German world for armor.
The only thing that I know of that the Germans called Allied armor other than tank and panzer was "the Ronson." The Ronson was a cigarette lighter which was said to light ever time, even in the wind. The Germans used that term to describe certain allied armor that caught fire easily when hit by any shell large enough to penetrate its armor. Most often it referred to the Sherman but I think it was referred to concerning other British made armor. Funny thing, when the Panther met up with tanks with large enough guns to penetrate that tank, it seems to have been a Ronson, too!
American soldiers seem to have called all German armor "tigers" and all German artillery or antitank guns "88s". It appears that the GI use of those terms was popular slang, nothing more, not ignorance, but simply popular culture. And to be sure, every German was a Nazi, even though only the SS enforcement wing of the Nazi political party deserved the nomenclature in the most correct sense. In the looser sense, since every German was subject to the one leader, they could all be thought of as Nazis, or Nancys as Tarzan called them!