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putschalso Putsch (po͝och)
A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.
[German, from German dialectal, from Middle High German, thrust, of imitative origin.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a violent and sudden uprising; political revolt, esp a coup d'état
[C20: from German: from Swiss German: a push, of imitative origin]
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a sudden political revolt or uprising.
[1915–20; < German Putsch, orig. Swiss German: literally, violent blow, clash, shock; introduced into standard German through reports of Swiss popular uprisings of the 1830s, especially the Zurich revolt of Sept., 1839]
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1. A German word meaning push, used to mean an attempt to overthrow a government by force.
2. A German word for thrust, meaning an attempt to overthrow a government, such as that led by Hitler from a Munich beer-hall in 1923, which failed ignominiously.
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|Noun||1.||putsch - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force|
group action - action taken by a group of people
countercoup - a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
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putsch[ˈpʊtʃ] n (= coup) → putsch m
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n → Putsch m
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