brownshirt brownshirt

Definition(s):

  • (n) a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms

Usage(s):

  1. But with 2,000,000 Nazis enrolled as brownshirt troopers.
  2. So has the Navy, the brownshirt Storm Troops, black-pantalooned Special Guards, the police.

Quotes

  1. "In hundreds of Jewish neighborhoods, paramilitary stormtroopers of the SA 'Sturmabteilung,' or Storm Division -- some in their Brownshirt uniforms, others in civilian clothes -- lit bonfires and threw furniture and books from synagogues and private...
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Martin Gilbert Source: Jewish Exponent

  2. Newman said the protesters employed "brownshirt tactics that reminded me of the old newsreels of the Ku Klux Klan back in the '30s and '40s, that reminded me of Nazi Germany and Hitler's rise to power in the '30s."
    on Oct 30, 2006 By: Bob Newman Source: Media Matters for America

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