Definition of blackshirt in English:
1A member of a fascist organization, in particular.
1.1(In Italy) a member of a paramilitary group founded by Mussolini.
- The quasi-official terror gangs of the 1920s - the Freikorps in Germany, blackshirts in Italy, and Black and Tans in Ireland - did not reappear.
- Even Mussolini's fascism attracted Jabotinsky's Revisionist Party, and the Betar youth movement was, to some degree, modeled on the Italian blackshirts.
1920s: so named because of the color of the Italian Fascist uniform.
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