Etymology
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putsch (n.)

"attempted revolution," especially via direct action and rioting in city streets, 1920, from German Putsch "revolt, riot," from Swiss dialect, literally "a sudden blow, push, thrust, shock," of imitative origin (compare put (v.)).

updated on February 17, 2021

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Definitions of putsch from WordNet

putsch (n.)
a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force;
Synonyms: coup d'etat / coup / takeover
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