Definition of autogolpe in English:

autogolpe

noun

Politics
  • In Latin America: a military coup initiated or abetted by a country's elected leader, especially in order to establish absolute control of the state.

Origin

1970s. From Spanish autogolpe from auto- + golpe.

Pronunciation

autogolpe

/ˌaʊtə(ʊ)ˈɡɒlpeɪ/