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[poo ch] /pʊtʃ/

a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends upon suddenness and speed.
a violent and sudden uprising; political revolt, esp a coup d’état

1920, from German Putsch “revolt, riot,” from Swiss dialect, literally “a sudden blow, push, thrust, shock,” of imitative origin.


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