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Chicom

[ chahy-kom ]
/ ˈtʃaɪˌkɒm /
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noun

Slang: Disparaging.. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Communist Chinese.
a grenade or other weapon manufactured in Communist China.

adjective

of or relating to the People's Republic of China.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

usage note for Chicom

Though the term was originally an official military abbreviation, the derogatory slang use originated during the Vietnam War.
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