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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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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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