storm trooper


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Before a storm trooper mannequin greets people in the lobby, everyone is asked COVID questions outside the front door. Lisa Maria Garza,, 10 Sep. 2020 Lexus makes a white-metallic that glows like a freshly detailed Imperial storm trooper. Dan Neil, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2020 The finale is the storm trooper driving a Zamboni at the city’s ice rink, to help recreation services manager Molly Pietruszewski. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, 19 Dec. 2019 Matt later posted a pic of him at the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disneyland, standing in front of storm troopers. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 28 Jan. 2020 Check out the Twitter video below which shows the scene in Houston when the Star Wars storm troopers invaded. Chris Mcginnis, Houston Chronicle, 8 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of storm trooper was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Storm trooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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