Meaning of Gestapo
Pronunciation: (gu-stä'pō Ger. gu-shtä'pō), [key]
- the German state secret police during the Nazi regime, organized in 1933 and notorious for its brutal methods and operations.
- (sometimes l.c.) of or resembling the Nazi Gestapo, esp. in the brutal suppression of opposition: The new regime is using gestapo tactics.
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