Götterdämmerung


Göt·ter·däm·mer·ung

noun \ˌgə(r)-tər-ˈde-mə-ˌrŋ, -ˈda-\

Definition of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

:  a collapse (as of a society or regime) marked by catastrophic violence and disorder; broadly :  downfall <the Götterdämmerung of Communism>

Examples of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

  1. <a film that chronicles the chaotic Götterdämmerung of the Third Reich>

Origin of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

German, literally, twilight of the gods, from Götter (plural of Gott god) + Dämmerung twilight
First Known Use: 1909

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