storm trooper


a member of the storm troops.
a member of the Sturmabteilung of Nazi Germany.

Origin of storm trooper

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for storm-trooper

storm trooper


a member of the Nazi SA
a member of a force of shock troops
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Word Origin and History for storm-trooper



"member of the Nazi Sturmabteilung," 1933, from storm (v.) + trooper (also see Sturmabteilung). Storm-troops (German sturmtruppen) is from 1917, introduced by the German military in World War I.

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