Black·​shirt ˈblak-ˌshərt How to pronounce Blackshirt (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Blackshirt was in 1922

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“Blackshirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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