countercoup

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ coup

Noun[edit]

countercoup (plural countercoups)

  1. A coup which seeks to overthrow the government installed by a previous coup
    • 2007 May 27, Thomas Fuller, “Thai Security Chief Vows a Tough Stand Against Muslim Separatists”, in New York Times[1]:
      But amid rumors of countercoups and maneuvering by Mr. Thaksin’s allies, the generals seem to have calculated that they needed his skills.