jackbooted

[ jak-boo-tid ]
/ ˈdʒækˌbu tɪd /

adjective

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

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Origin of jackbooted

First recorded in 1840–50; jackboot + -ed3
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