Blackshirt

noun
Black·​shirt | \ˈblak-ˌshərt \

Definition of Blackshirt 

: a member of a fascist organization having a black shirt as a distinctive part of its uniform especially : a member of the Italian Fascist party

First Known Use of Blackshirt

1922, in the meaning defined above

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