Blitz etymology


English word blitz comes from German Krieg (War.), German Blitz ((optical) flash. (weather) lightning.)

Etymology of blitz

Detailed word origin of blitz

Dictionary entry Language Definition
Krieg German (de) War.
Blitz German (de) (optical) flash. (weather) lightning.
Blitzkrieg German (de) Blitzkrieg.
blitzkrieg English (en) A fast, sudden military offensive, usually combining ground forces with air support.
blitz English (en) (American football) The action of one or more defensive football players rushing the passer of the football.. (chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.. (figuratively) A sudden effort.. A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz.. A swift and overwhelming attack. (intransitive, American football) To perform a blitz.. [...]