Brownshirt

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See also: brownshirt and Brown Shirt

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Calque of German Braunhemd, the nickname for a member of the Sturmabteilung, in reference to their borwn uniforms. Equivalent to brown +‎ shirt.

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Brownshirt (plural Brownshirts)

  1. A uniformed member of the German Nazi Party (NSDAP), especially a storm trooper of the Sturmabteilung.
  2. Any member of a fascist party; any fascist or neo-Nazi.

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