[kmair roozh, kuh-mair]
noun, plural Khmers Rouges [kmair roozh, kuh-mair] /ˈkmɛər ˈruʒ, kəˈmɛər/ for 2.
a Cambodian guerrilla and rebel force and political opposition movement, originally Communist and Communist-backed.
a member or supporter of this force.
Origin of Khmer Rouge
< French Khmer (or Khmère) rouge literally, red Khmer
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the Kampuchean communist party, which seized power (1975) in a civil war: in exile since 1979, dispersed in 1999
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