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Black Shirt

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

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for blackshirt

Blackshirt

noun
  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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Word Origin and History for blackshirt

Black Shirt

1922, member of Fasci di Combattimento, Italian paramilitary unit founded 1919 by Mussolini; so called for their uniforms.

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