Wehrmacht

noun

Wehr·​macht
ˈverˌmä|kt,
ˈveəˌm-,
-mȧ|,
|ḵt
plural -s
: the armed forces especially of Germany from 1935 to 1945

Word History

Etymology

German, from wehr defense (from Old High German werī) + macht force, might, from Old High German maht

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“Wehrmacht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wehrmacht. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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