Definition of sitzkrieg in English:


Syllabification: sitz·krieg
Pronunciation: /ˈsitsˌkrēg


  • A war, or a phase of a war, in which there is little or no active warfare.
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    • As we enter, perhaps, the last day of sitzkrieg, our allies continue to desert us left and right.
    • In events elsewhere, the sitzkrieg begins on the western front as the two German infantry armies on the French border sit tight.


1940s: suggested by blitzkrieg, from German sitzen 'sit'.

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