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[ jak-boo-tid ]
/ ˈdʒækˌbu tɪd /


wearing jackboots.
brutally and oppressively bullying: a jackbooted militarism.

Nearby words

jackass gunter, jackass penguin, jackass rig, jackatar, jackboot, jackbooted, jackdaw, jacked, jackeen, jackelyn, jackeroo

Origin of jackbooted

First recorded in 1840–50; jackboot + -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jackbooted

  • In fundraising appeals to members, it fans fears that jackbooted feds are coming for your guns.

    Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order|Will Marshall|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST