[stoo-kuh; German shtoo-kah]


a German two-seated dive bomber with a single in-line engine, used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

Origin of Stuka

1940–45; < German Stu(rz)- ka(mpfflugzeug) dive bomber, equivalent to Sturz dive + Kampfflugzeug combat plane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for stuka



German dive bomber of World War II, 1940, from German shortening of Sturzkampfflugzeug, from sturz "fall" + kampf "battle" + flugzeug "aircraft."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper