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 Dictionary entry overview: What does putsch mean? 

PUTSCH (noun)
  The noun PUTSCH has 1 sense:

1. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

  Familiarity information: PUTSCH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PUTSCH (noun)

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A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


coup; coup d'etat; putsch; takeover

Hypernyms ("putsch" is a kind of...):

group action (action taken by a group of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "putsch"):

countercoup (a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat)

Instance hyponyms:

October Revolution; Russian Revolution (the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922)

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