brownshirt

[ broun-shurt ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌʃɜrt /

noun (often initial capital letter)

a Nazi.
a Nazi storm trooper.

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Origin of brownshirt

1930–35; brown + shirt so called from the color of the shirt worn as part of the uniform
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