Meaning of jackbooted in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒakbuːtɪd/


See jackboot

‘To conclude, Melbourne is a vibrant, bustling metropolis, in which parking restrictions are enforced with far too much enthusiasm and vigour by jackbooted bureaucrats.’
  • ‘Gore Vidal, much to his own surprise no doubt, manages to prove that he is once again quite capable of dissenting without him getting carted off at midnight by jackbooted thugs.’
  • ‘Fortunately, I've recently discovered a way to prevent the jackbooted Federal thugs from invading your bank account and stealing tax money which should rightfully be yours if the government lacked any taxation system.’
  • ‘The jackbooted thugs can arrest you without bothering to accuse you of a crime.’