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1Attributive Designating an extreme left-wing terrorist organization operating in West Germany (and later Germany) between 1970 and 1998. Chiefly in Baader–Meinhof gang (also group).
2Without article: = Baader–Meinhof gang.
1970s; earliest use found in The Hartford Courant. From the name of Bernd Andreas Baader + the name of Ulrike Meinhof, prominent members of the organization. Compare German Baader-Bande, lit. ‘Baader gang’, later also Baader-Meinhof-Bande, Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe.
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