storm trooper


: a member of a private Nazi army notorious for aggressiveness, violence, and brutality
: one that resembles a Nazi storm trooper

Examples of storm trooper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ashwatthama swats away the storm troopers and their flying vehicles like so many bothersome flies, and exerts only slightly more effort by warding off Bhairava and his high-tech weaponry. Joe Leydon, Variety, 29 June 2024 In April 1933, the Nazi storm troopers, the SA, began a campaign of vandalism and intimidation targeting Jewish businesses across Germany. John Ganz, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 The founder of the Sturmabteilung (Hitler’s brown-shirted storm troopers) appears bloated and exhausted on both of these large sheets, though each drawing is more humane, and therefore scarier, than a caricature. Jason Farago, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Find additional Star Wars costumes here including a mandalorian, jedi and storm trooper. Latifah Muhammad, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 In the organization’s magazine, the Crisis, Chester Himes ridiculed rioting servicemen as Nazi storm troopers and Klan members, while attacking the white supremacy in Los Angeles that made the riots possible. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2023 German Nazi storm trooper army wore brown shirts. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 7 July 2021 John Boyega made waves in the Star Wars franchise as the first Black storm trooper-turned Resistance warrior in The Force Awakens trilogy. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 24 Aug. 2022 The Federal Reserve is the Jedi Council of the financial universe, its chieftains wielding the power to move markets with as much ease as Obi-Wan Kenobi manipulates the mind of an Imperial storm trooper., 6 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of storm trooper was in 1931

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“Storm trooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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