Definition of putschist in US English:

putschist

noun

  • See putsch

    • ‘The putschists wasted no time in sending aerial-amphibian troops to Estonia to reinforce the Soviet army forces garrisoned there.’
    • ‘Sadr and his fellow putschists have been spectacularly unsuccessful in winning popular support.’
    • ‘Before Owen there were millennarians and utopians, prophets and putschists.’
    • ‘This deprived the putschists of a constitutional fig-leaf to cover their seizure of power.’
    • ‘This emphasis runs throughout the book, from Lenin's debates with Kautsky to the appeals of the August putschists in 1991.’