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[loo ft-vahf-uh] /ˈlʊftˌvɑf ə/
noun, German.
air force. Unabridged
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  • What in thunder did Freddy want with that Luftwaffe pilot out in the hall?

  • He was sure that at least one of the men hanging around watching him was a Luftwaffe pilot.

  • Freddy had gained control of his coughing when the door opened and the Captain came in with the two Luftwaffe pilots.

  • Every Luftwaffe pilot dropped the nose of his plane, and got out of there as fast as his screaming engine could take him.

  • Anyway, the Luftwaffe Marshal was watching his partner in world wide crime closely, and was not looking at all happy.

British Dictionary definitions for Luftwaffe


the German Air Force
Word Origin
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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