blitzkrieg

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from German Blitzkrieg (literally lightning war).

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blitzkrieg (plural blitzkriegs)

Tanks, motor vehicles and aircraft are essential in bringing a blitzkrieg operation into success.
  1. a fast military offensive, typically involving a large and highly mobile tank force with air support
    • 1968, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger (lyrics and music), “Sympathy for the Devil”, in Beggars Banquet, performed by Rolling Stones:
      I rode a tank, held a general's rank / When the Blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Blitzkrieg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblitsˌkrik/, /ˈblɪts-/, /-krix/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: blits‧krieg

Noun[edit]

blitzkrieg m (uncountable)

  1. blitzkrieg

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from German Blitzkrieg. [First attested in 1936.][1]

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blitzkrieg m inan

  1. blitzkrieg
    taktyka blitzkriegublitzkrieg tactic
    błyskawiczny blitzkrieglightning fast blitzkrieg
    doktryna blitzkriegublitzkrieg doctrine
    niemiecki blitzkriegGerman blitzkrieg
    koncepcja blitzkrieguthe concept of blitzkrieg
    strategia blitzkriegublitzkrieg strategy
    teoria blitzkriegublitzkrieg theory
    idea blitzkriegublitzkrieg idea

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  1. ^ blitzkrieg in Narodowy Fotokorpus Języka Polskiego

Further reading[edit]

  • blitzkrieg in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • blitzkrieg in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

blitzkrieg f or m (plural blitzkriegs)

  1. blitzkrieg (fast military offensive)
    Synonym: guerra-relâmpago