Definition of revanchism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈvæntʃɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvæntʃɪzəm//
; BrE BrE//ˈvænʃɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænʃɪzəm//
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a policy of attacking somebody who has attacked you, especially by a country in order to get back land Word Origin1950s: from French revanche, ‘revenge’ + -ism. The form revanchist dates from the 1920s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: revanchism