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 Before a storm trooper mannequin greets people in the lobby, everyone is asked COVID questions outside the front door. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, "6 months of COVID-19: How 6 Central Florida businesses are surviving in the pandemic," 10 Sep. 2020 Lexus makes a white-metallic that glows like a freshly detailed Imperial storm trooper. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Why ‘Winter White’ Is the Only Car Color You Want," 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, "Cottage Grove parody timed for ‘Star Wars’ opening," 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, "Ariana Grande and Matt Bennett Rocked Out to Victorious Songs Together," 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, "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

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First Known Use of storm trooper

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Storm trooper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/storm%20trooper. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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