[ chahy-kom ]
/ ˈtʃaɪˌkɒm /
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Slang: Disparaging. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Chinese Communist.
a grenade or other weapon manufactured in Communist China.
of or relating to the People's Republic of China.
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Origin of Chicom
First recorded in 1965–70; Chi(nese) + com(munist)
usage note for Chicom
Though the term was originally an official military abbreviation, the derogatory slang use originated during the Vietnam War.
Words nearby Chicom
chickweed wintergreen, Chiclayo, chicle, Chiclets, chico, Chicom, Chicopee, chicory, Chicoutimi, Chic Sale, chide
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