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brownshirt

[ broun-shurt ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌʃɜrt /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for brownshirt

Brown Shirt

noun
(in Nazi Germany) a storm trooper
a member of any fascist party or group
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