blackshirt

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  • (uniformed member of the Italian Fascist Party): Blackshirt

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From black +‎ shirt, calque of Italian camicia nera.

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blackshirt (plural blackshirts)

  1. (historical, chiefly in the plural) A uniformed member of a paramilitary wing of the Italian Fascist Party.
    Synonym: squadrista
  2. (by extension) Any member of a fascist party.
    Synonym: fascist

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