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gestapo

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noun ge·sta·po \gə-ˈstä-(ˌ)pō\

Definition of gestapo

plural

gestapos

  1. :  a secret-police organization employing underhanded and terrorist methods against persons suspected of disloyalty



Origin and Etymology of gestapo

German, from Geheime Staatspolizei, literally, secret state police


First Known Use: 1934


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