Definition of storm troop in English:

storm troop


  • 1Troops specially trained and equipped for carrying out sudden assaults, especially against enemy strongholds; specifically those of the German army during the First World War (1914–18). Compare shock troop , "assault troops". Now chiefly historical.

  • 2In extended use and figurative. The driving force of an activity or movement; a group leading a vigorous challenge or defence.

  • 3historical The troops of the Sturmabteilung, the paramilitary wing of the Nazi party. Compare "storm trooper".

  • 4In singular A detachment of such troops.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Times. From storm + troop, after German Sturmtruppe.


storm troop

/ˈstɔːm truːp/