Black Shirt

  1. a member of a fascist organization, especially the Italian Fascist militia, wearing a black shirt as part of the uniform.

Origin of Black Shirt

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby Black Shirt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Black Shirt in a sentence

  • I made my father put away his Black Shirt and dress up in an American white shirt and starched collar.

    Hungry Hearts | Anzia Yezierska
  • But, O Knud the Bear, thou wilt off with that Black Shirt of thine when this sun is higher.

    Ulric the Jarl | William O. Stoddard

British Dictionary definitions for Blackshirt


/ (ˈblækˌʃɜːt) /

  1. (in Europe) a member of a fascist organization, esp a member of the Italian Fascist party before and during World War II

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