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shock troops

noun plural

Simple Definition of shock troops

  • : troops who are specially trained for sudden attacks against an enemy

  • : a group of people who are very active in fighting for a cause

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shock troops

  1. 1 :  troops especially suited and chosen for offensive work because of their high morale, training, and discipline

  2. 2 :  a group of people militant in pressing for a cause

1917

First Known Use of shock troops

1917


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