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[tet] /tɛt/
the Vietnamese New Year celebration, occurring during the first seven days of the first month of the lunar calendar.
Origin of Tet
From the Vietnamese word tê´t Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I'll Tet you ben dollars—I mean I'll bet you ten dollars you don't do it!

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish
  • The amulet was the Tet, which represented a portion of the body of Isis.

  • “She lie as Tet as a toornail,” thought Watty; and he tried to hold his breath as he waited for the bear to come.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • Mennor der erste was genant, Dem diutische rede got Tet bekant.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
  • They did not touch it—the adults not at all, and even Dik and Tet not for a very long time.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • Then Tet and Dik, the half-grown boys, came trooping to see what was happening.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • This amulet is also called Tet; a word of the same phonetic force as Tet, the arm, or the bracelet, but of different letters.

    The Blood Covenant H. Clay Trumbull
British Dictionary definitions for Tet


the New Year as celebrated in Vietnam during the first seven days of the first lunar month of the year
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Tet

Vietnamese lunar new year, 1885. The North Vietnamese Tet Offensive in the U.S. Vietnam War began Jan. 30, 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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