or Vi·et Cong
(during the Vietnam War)
[ vee-et-kong, -kawng, vyet-, vee-it- ]
/ viˌɛtˈkɒŋ, -ˈkɔŋ, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt- /
noun, plural Vi·et·cong.
a Communist-led army and guerrilla force in South Vietnam that fought its government and was supported by North Vietnam.
a member or supporter of this force.
of or relating to this force or one of its members or supporters.
Origin of Vietcong
First recorded in 1960–65, Vietcong is from the Vietnamese word Việt-cộng
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British Dictionary definitions for viet cong
/ (ˌvjɛtˈkɒŋ) /
noun (in the Vietnam War)
the Communist-led guerrilla force and revolutionary army of South Vietnam; the armed forces of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam
a member of these armed forces
(modifier) of or relating to the Vietcong or a Vietcong
Word Origin for Vietcong
from Vietnamese Viet Nam Cong San Vietnamese Communist
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Cultural definitions for viet cong
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