jackbooted

jackbooted

[jak-boo-tid]
adjective
1.
wearing jackboots.
2.
brutally and oppressively bullying: a jackbooted militarism.

Origin:
1840–50; jackboot + -ed3

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jackboot (ˈdʒækˌbuːt)
 
n
1.  an all-leather military boot, extending up to or above the knee
2.  a.  arbitrary, cruel, and authoritarian rule or behaviour
 b.  (as modifier): jackboot tactics
 
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adj

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