- Slang: Disparaging.. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Communist Chinese.
- a grenade or other weapon manufactured in Communist China.
- of or relating to the People's Republic of China.
Though the term was originally an official military abbreviation, the derogatory slang use originated during the Vietnam War.
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Word Origin and History for chicom
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