Definition of jackbooted
1 : wearing jackboots
2 : ruthlessly and violently oppressive jackbooted force
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For some, the racist taunts of the past few days recalled a time when jackbooted members of the far-right National Front taunted immigrants on the streets of Britain in the 1980s, during the painful deindustrialization of the Thatcher era.
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