Associations to the word «Jackboot»

Wiktionary

JACKBOOT, noun. A glossy leather calf-covering military boot, commonly associated with German soldiers of the WWII era
JACKBOOT, noun. (informal) The spirit that motivates a totalitarian or overly militaristic regime or policy

Dictionary definition

JACKBOOT, noun. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats