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storm trooper

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  1. a member of the storm troops.
  2. a member of the Sturmabteilung of Nazi Germany.
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Origin of storm trooper

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for storm-trooper

storm trooper

  1. a member of the Nazi SA
  2. 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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