putsches

putsch

[pooch]
noun
a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends upon suddenness and speed.

Origin:
1915–20; < German Putsch, orig. Swiss German: literally, violent blow, clash, shock; introduced in sense “coup” in standard German through Swiss popular uprisings of the 1830s, especially the Zurich revolt of Sept. 1839

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putsch (pʊtʃ)
 
n
a violent and sudden uprising; political revolt, esp a coup d'état
 
[C20: from German: from Swiss German: a push, of imitative origin]

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putsch
1920, from Ger., "revolt, riot," from Swiss dialect, lit. "a sudden blow, push," of imitative origin.
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