Definition of putsch in English:

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Pronunciation: /po͝oCH/


A violent attempt to overthrow a government.
Example sentences
  • In Caracas, the elected president is a Castroite who earlier attempted a beer-hall putsch and is busily immiserating his middle class.
  • Whether this would be achieved by popular uprising or a putsch by a few well placed individuals with Western backing has yet to be seen.
  • Not a few thought that the Herut might mount a putsch.


Early 20th century: from Swiss German, literally 'thrust, blow'.

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Syllabification: putsch

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