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blitzkrieg (n.)

"rapid attack," 1939, from German Blitzkrieg, from Krieg "war" (see kriegspiel) + Blitz "lightning," from Middle High German blicze, back-formation from bliczen "to flash," from Old High German blecchazzen "to flash, lighten" (8c.), from Proto-Germanic *blikkatjan, from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn."

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Definitions of blitzkrieg
1
blitzkrieg (v.)
fight a quick and surprising war;
2
blitzkrieg (n.)
a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment;
Synonyms: blitz
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