brownshirt
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1932 Nazi; especially storm trooper

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  • Brownshirt — ► NOUN ▪ a member of a Nazi militia founded by Hitler in 1921 and suppressed in 1934, with brown uniforms …   English terms dictionary

  • brownshirt — [broun′shʉrt΄] n. 1. [often B ] a storm trooper in Nazi Germany 2. any Nazi; Hitlerite …   English World dictionary

  • brownshirt — /brown sherrt /, n. (often cap.) 1. a Nazi. 2. a Nazi storm trooper. [1930 35; BROWN + SHIRT so called from the color of the shirt worn as part of the uniform] * * * …   Universalium

  • Brownshirt — noun a) A uniformed member of the German National Socialist Party (NSDAP). b) Any member of a national socialist party. See Also: Blackshirt, Blueshirt, Greenshirt …   Wiktionary

  • Brownshirt — n. member of the Nazi militia who wore brown uniforms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brownshirt — noun a member of a Nazi militia founded by Hitler in 1921 and suppressed in 1934, with brown uniforms …   English new terms dictionary

  • Brownshirt — Brown•shirt [[t]ˈbraʊnˌʃɜrt[/t]] n. 1) gov a storm trooper in Nazi Germany 2) gov (sometimes l.c.) a Nazi • Etymology: 1930–35; so called from the color of the uniform shirt …   From formal English to slang

  • Brownshirt — /ˈbraʊnʃɜt/ (say brownshert) noun 1. a member of Hitler s stormtroopers. 2. (loosely) any Nazi …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brownshirt — noun a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms • Regions: ↑Germany, ↑Federal Republic of Germany, ↑Deutschland, ↑FRG • Hypernyms: ↑Nazi, ↑German Nazi • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brownshirt tactics — Articleissues citations missing = October 2008 notable = October 2008The term brownshirt tactics refers to the usage of fear, terror, and images thereof to make people vote for a specific party, notably the populist demagoguery party that… …   Wikipedia

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