- the Vietnamese New Year celebration, occurring during the first seven days of the first month of the lunar calendar.
Origin of Tet
Examples from the Web for tet
Contemporary Examples of tet
I was born in the year of the Tet offensive, my parents protestors, but we have learned few lessons from that conflict.U.S. Soldier Afghan Rampage Tears at Our National Soul, Says Former Marine
March 16, 2012
The Taliban's spring offensive began with an assault in Kandahar this week akin to the 1968 Tet offensive in Vietnam.Afghanistan's Role in Osama bin Laden Raid
May 10, 2011
The mirth came from imagining how he would twist the Tet Offensive, which was under way, into “progress.”McNamara's Lethal Illusions
July 6, 2009
Historical Examples of tet
I'll tet you ben dollars—I mean I'll bet you ten dollars you don't do it!Frank Merriwell's Races
Burt L. Standish
The amulet was the tet, which represented a portion of the body of Isis.The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians
E. A. Wallis Budge
“She lie as tet as a toornail,” thought Watty; and he tried to hold his breath as he waited for the bear to come.Steve Young
George Manville Fenn
Mennor der erste was genant, Dem diutische rede got tet bekant.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3
Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
Then Tet and Dik, the half-grown boys, came trooping to see what was happening.The Forgotten Planet
- the New Year as celebrated in Vietnam during the first seven days of the first lunar month of the year
Word Origin for Tet
Vietnamese lunar new year, 1885. The North Vietnamese Tet Offensive in the U.S. Vietnam War began Jan. 30, 1968.