Definition of sitzkrieg in English:

sitzkrieg

noun

  • A war, or a phase of a war, in which there is little or no active warfare.

    • ‘In events elsewhere, the sitzkrieg begins on the western front as the two German infantry armies on the French border sit tight.’
    • ‘As we enter, perhaps, the last day of sitzkrieg, our allies continue to desert us left and right.’

Origin

1940s: suggested by blitzkrieg, from German sitzen sit.

Pronunciation:

sitzkrieg

/ˈsitsˌkrēɡ/