from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.
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- n. A coup; an illegal effort to forcibly overthrow the current government.
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- n. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
German, from German dialectal, from Middle High German, thrust, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Putsch, from Alemannic German. (Wiktionary)