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    Putsch
    /po͝oCH/

    noun

    • 1. a violent attempt to overthrow a government.
  2. putsch noun ˈpu̇ch : a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government Did you know? In its native Swiss German, putsch originally meant "knock" or "thrust," but these days both German and English speakers use it to refer to the kind of government overthrow also known as a coup d'état or coup.

  3. noun a violent and sudden uprising; political revolt, esp a coup d'état Word Origin for putsch C20: from German: from Swiss German: a push, of imitative origin Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

  4. Meaning of putsch in English putsch noun [ C ] uk / pʊtʃ / us / pʊtʃ / an attempt to remove a government by force Synonyms coup takeover SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Taking action against people in power anarchist angry young man anti-apartheid anti-revolutionary anti-state insurgency insurrection jihadi mujahideen mutineer

  5. putsch. When a group rises up and overthrows a government, it is sometimes called a putsch, or — more commonly — a coup. This word shares a pronunciation with an informal term for dog, pooch, but there the similarity ends. A putsch is a quick and dirty overthrow of a government; it tends to be used most often for places that experience a lot of these.

  6. putsch 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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  8. putsch in British English (pʊtʃ ) noun a violent and sudden uprising; political revolt, esp a coup d'état Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers Word origin C20: from German: from Swiss German: a push, of imitative origin Examples of 'putsch' in a sentence putsch

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