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[loo ft-vahf-uh]
noun German.
  1. air force.
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British Dictionary definitions for luftwaffe


  1. the German Air Force
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Word Origin for Luftwaffe

C20: German, literally: air weapon
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Word Origin and History for luftwaffe


German air force in World War II era, 1935, from German Luftwaffe, literally "air-weapon," from Luft (see loft).

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luftwaffe in Culture



The German air force in World War II. (See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain.)

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