putsch·​ist ˈpu̇-chist How to pronounce putschist (audio)
: one who takes part in a putsch

Examples of putschist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Borsa Istanbul fired 120 staff members thought to favor the putschists after three people were gunned down here on that fateful night last July. Isobel Finkel, Bloomberg.com, 8 June 2017

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Word History


borrowed from German, from Putsch putsch + -ist -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of putschist was in 1898

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“Putschist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putschist. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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