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

Examples of storm trooper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check out the Twitter video below which shows the scene in Houston when the Star Wars storm troopers invaded. Chris Mcginnis, Houston Chronicle, "United Airlines 'Star Wars' plane makes maiden flight from Houston's IAH," 8 Nov. 2019 In March 1933, six years before the war began, Adolf Hitler’s storm troopers violently shut down a small German newspaper, the Munich Post , that had devoted close to a decade warning about Hitler’s dangers to a free society. Washington Post, "AP BOOK EXCERPT: The ‘Enemy of the People’," 1 Sep. 2019 Several of his family members personally suffered the actions of the Nazi storm troopers during Kristallnacht, and finally Mr. Fleishmann’s father agreed to leave Germany. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Arnold 'Arno' Fleischmann, who escaped Nazi Germany and later served as aide to Eisenhower during WWII, dies," 8 July 2019 The Stonewall window was smashed, and there were cops all standing around like storm troopers. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "The Night the Stonewall Inn Became a Proud Shrine," 27 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of storm trooper

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Nov 2019

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“Storm trooper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/storm%20trooper. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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