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Brownshirt US English

A member of an early Nazi militia founded by Hitler in Munich in 1921, with brown uniforms resembling that of Mussolini’s Blackshirts. They aided Hitler’s rise to power, but were eclipsed by the SS after the “night of the long knives” in June 1934

Brownshirt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of a Nazi militia suppressed in 1934