Chindit

/ (ˈtʃɪndɪt) /

noun

a member of the Allied forces commanded by Orde Wingate fighting behind the Japanese lines in Burma (1943–45)

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Word Origin for Chindit

C20: from Burmese chinthé a fabulous lion a symbol of which was their badge; adoption of title perhaps influenced by Chindwin
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