American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an overwhelming all-out attack with infantry, armor, and air forces, especially by surprise against an unprepared enemy.
- v. to fight a quick and surprising war.
- n. a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
- v. fight a quick and surprising war
- Borrowing from German Blitzkrieg. (Wiktionary)
- German : Blitz, lightning (from Middle High German blitze, from bliczen, to flash, from Old High German blekkazzen; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots) + Krieg, war (from Middle High German kriec, from Old High German krēg, stubbornness; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Germans were the first to master this technique, which they called blitzkrieg or "lightning war.”
“It was the first large-scale attack on London, which would face similar attacks every day for the next two months as part of a Nazi campaign known as "the Blitz," an abbreviation of the German word blitzkrieg, or "lightning war.”
“Incidentally, the German Wehrmacht never officially used the word blitzkrieg - literally, "lightning war" - though it did appear in several prewar German military publications.”
“If Blitzer's blitzkrieg is anything to go by, history will repeat itself.”
“George "Your use of the word blitzkrieg shows either a total ignorance of military tactics or a total ignorance of exactly what the IDF did in Gaza and and what speed.”
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“Blitz" is short for blitzkrieg, a German word coined in 1939 that means "lightning war.”
“Incidentally, the German Wehrmacht never officially used the word blitzkrieg -- literally, "lightning war" -- though it did appear in several prewar German military publications.”
“But while the word blitzkrieg, which literally means”
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