greenshirt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Bahuvrihi compound of green +‎ shirt

Noun[edit]

greenshirt (plural greenshirts)

  1. (Canada, historical, derogatory) A member of Canada's Social Credit Party, which was thought by its opponents to resemble a fascist movement, at least its style and presentation.
  2. A member of the Iron Guard death squads in Romania.

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