Main definitions of SS in English

: SS1SS2

SS1

  • 1Saints.

    ‘the Church of SS Peter and Paul’
  • 2Baseball
    Shortstop.

  • 3Social security.

  • 4Steamship.

    ‘the SS Canberra’
  • 5(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.

  • 6Sunday School.

Pronunciation

SS

/ˌɛs ˈɛs//ˌes ˈes/

Main definitions of SS in English

: SS1SS2

SS2

proper noun

  • The Nazi special police force. Founded in 1925 by Hitler as a personal bodyguard, the SS provided security forces (including the Gestapo) and administered the concentration camps.

Origin

Abbreviation of German Schutzstaffel ‘defense squadron’.

Pronunciation

SS

/ˌes ˈes//ˌɛs ˈɛs/