Origin of Tet

From the Vietnamese word tê´t
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British Dictionary definitions for tets


  1. the New Year as celebrated in Vietnam during the first seven days of the first lunar month of the year

Word Origin for Tet

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Word Origin and History for tets


Vietnamese lunar new year, 1885. The North Vietnamese Tet Offensive in the U.S. Vietnam War began Jan. 30, 1968.

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