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brownshirt

[broun-shurt] /ˈbraʊnˌʃɜrt/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a Nazi.
2.
a Nazi storm trooper.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; brown + shirt so called from the color of the shirt worn as part of the uniform
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