[ ahr-vin ]
/ ˈɑr vɪn /

noun (in the Vietnam War)

a soldier in the army of South Vietnam.

Origin of ARVN

1965–70; A(rmy of the) R(epublic of) V(iet) N(am) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for arvn


acronym for Army of the Republic of Vietnam, ground military force of South Vietnam, organized 1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper