jackbooted

adjective jack·boot·ed \ ˈjak-ˌbü-təd \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of jackbooted

1 : wearing jackboots
2 : ruthlessly and violently oppressive
  • jackbooted force

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1846

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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