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[loo ft-vahf-uh] /ˈlʊftˌvɑf ə/
noun, German.
air force. Unabridged
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the German Air Force
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C20: German, literally: air weapon
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Word Origin and History for Luftwaffe

German air force in World War II era, 1935, from German Luftwaffe, literally "air-weapon," from Luft (see loft).

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Luftwaffe in Culture
Luftwaffe [(looft-vah-fuh)]

The German air force in World War II. (See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain.)

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