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  • n. A soldier trained in special infiltration tactics, especially a member of the Nazi Sturmabteilung.


A calque of German Sturmtruppen, from Sturm ("storm") + Truppen ("troops"). (Wiktionary)



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  • See storm trooper.

    April 18, 2015

  • There should probably be a secondary definition - most people know the Star Wars cannon fodder and not their namesakes from the 3rd Reich. (I was one of those people until recently).

    April 18, 2015