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Chicom

[chahy-kom]
noun
  1. Slang: Disparaging.. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Communist Chinese.
  2. a grenade or other weapon manufactured in Communist China.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the People's Republic of China.
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Usage note

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

Chicom

adj.

1962, American English, Cold War jargon, from Chinese + communist.

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