plural -s
: a military coup usually originating in a single barracks : seizure of power by an army
used chiefly of Latin-American army revolts

Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish cuartel + -azo (suffix denoting a blow)

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“Cuartelazo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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