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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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 The horrors, as critics pointed out, happened offstage; his novels rarely identified the threat explicitly as storm troopers with whips or concentration camps with poison-gas showers. Joseph Berger, New York Times, "Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist Haunted by the Holocaust, Dies at 85," 4 Jan. 2018 Five days a week, in the foggy hills of San Francisco, 11 writers and artists discuss the minutiae of storm troopers. Nathalia Holt, New York Times, "The Women Who Run the ‘Star Wars’ Universe," 22 Dec. 2017 Olivia Hernandez said of the video screen, which storm troopers marched across on a recent Saturday afternoon when the store was packed with shoppers. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, "Disney Reimagines Its Stores to Be More Like a Vacation," 26 Sep. 2017

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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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