Definition of putsch in English:

putsch

Syllabification: putsch
Pronunciation: /po͝oCH
 
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noun

  • A violent attempt to overthrow a government.
    More 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.

Origin

1920s: from Swiss German, literally 'thrust, blow'.

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