[ chahy-kom ]
/ ˈtʃaɪˌkɒm /


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.

usage note for Chicom

Though the term was originally an official military abbreviation, the derogatory slang use originated during the Vietnam War. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019