Definition of Waffen SS in English:

Waffen SS

Syllabification: Waf·fen SS
Pronunciation: /ˌväfən ˌesˈes
 
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noun

(the Waffen SS)
  • The combat units of the SS in Nazi Germany during World War II.
    More example sentences
    • It is certain that his admission into the group would have been far more complicated had he admitted to being a former Waffen SS recruit.
    • A few units - the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front was notorious in this respect - had a rule not to take any prisoners at all.
    • On the same day, December 17, a Waffen SS unit under the command of Joachim Pieper murdered 113 American prisoners.

Origin

German Waffen 'arms, weapons'.

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