Putsch definition

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A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.
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A sudden, planned attempt to overthrow a government.
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A coup; an illegal effort to forcibly overthrow the current government.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
putsch
Plural:
putsches

Origin of putsch

  • German from German dialectal from Middle High German thrust of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Putsch, from Alemannic German Putsch (“knock, thrust"), of imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary