Definition for saigon (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for saigon
“When things started to quiet down, my mom put all of us in the car and started to drive to Saigon,” says Carina.
On April 30, 1975, American troops withdrew from Saigon as the city fell to the North Vietnamese.
A few days later, on April 30, General Duong Van Minh surrendered to the Viet Cong and the Fall of Saigon was complete.
More than a decade after she left her mother behind in Saigon, Carina returned to Vietnam to help bring her parents to America.
How could her mother have known what lay ahead as she drove her children into the heart of Saigon on April 29, 1975?
"We are going to Saigon, you said, Mr. Belgrave; but I cannot pronounce the name," added the young lady.
One morning news reached us that a considerable portion of the French contingent had been dispatched for service in Saigon.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army|Charles Alexander Gordon
The Saigon's company crowded round the man-hole thus revealed, muttering with excitement.Golden Stories|Various
Captain Rayburn had been a couple of days in Saigon, and had learned something about the city.
When we arrived at Saigon (we were travelling by the French mail) we first came in contact with the terrible vice of the Chinese.Changing China|William Gascoyne-Cecil
British Dictionary definitions for saigon (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for saigon (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for saigon
southern Vietnamese city, capital of former South Vietnam, named for its river, which bears a name of uncertain origin.
Culture definitions for saigon
City in southern Vietnam; capital of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975.