storm trooper

noun

Definition of storm trooper 

1 : a member of a private Nazi army notorious for aggressiveness, violence, and brutality

2 : one that resembles a Nazi storm trooper

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Not when the media's loudest voices described America as the Third Reich, making these agents the storm troopers. Fox News, "Trump signs order halting separation of families at border," 21 June 2018 What: Virtual-reality trip to a molten planet where participants hunt down Imperial storm troopers. Scott Craven, azcentral, "The Void at Disneyland: Star Wars VR lets you be a laser-shooting Rebel spy," 22 May 2018 Hundreds of Poles calling themselves storm troopers marched behind what some experts said were white supremacists’ symbols, such as the Celtic cross and the black sun, a Nazi symbol. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "Far-Right Groups Join Massive March Marking Polish Independence," 11 Nov. 2018 The person across from me definitely was short for a storm trooper. Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "The Void at Disneyland: Star Wars VR lets you be a kid again and a laser-shooting Rebel spy," 22 May 2018 The person across from me definitely was short for a storm trooper. Scott Craven, azcentral, "The Void at Disneyland: Star Wars VR lets you be a laser-shooting Rebel spy," 22 May 2018 The Void – Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire What: Virtual-reality trip to a molten planet where participants hunt down Imperial storm troopers. Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "The Void at Disneyland: Star Wars VR lets you be a kid again and a laser-shooting Rebel spy," 22 May 2018 In 1922 Italy gave the world fascism, more than a decade before Hitler’s storm troopers marched through Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. Josef Joffe, WSJ, "Italy’s Populist Flirtation Won’t Last," 3 June 2018 Stage Big Parade Tonight, at Hitler's order, Berlin storm troopers staged a gigantic torchlight parade past the chancellory in honor of the president and their doughty little leader. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Hitler takes power," 31 Jan. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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storm trooper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of storm trooper

: a member of a group of specially trained and violent soldiers especially in Nazi Germany during World War II

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