or Vi·et Minh
[vee-et-min, vyet-, vee-it-]
- a Vietnamese, Communist-led organization whose forces fought against the Japanese and especially against the French in Indochina: officially in existence 1941–51.
- (used with a plural verb) the leaders, supporters, and fighters of this organization.
- of or relating to the Vietminh.
Origin of Vietminh
< Vietnamese Việt-Minh, short for Việt-Nam Độc-Lập Đông-Minh Vietnam Independence League
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- a Vietnamese organization led by Ho Chi Minh that first fought the Japanese and then the French (1941–54) in their attempt to achieve national independence
- a member or group of members of this organization, esp in the armed forces
- (modifier) of or relating to this organization or to its members
Word Origin for Vietminh
from Vietnamese Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi Vietnam League of Independence
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Word Origin and History for viet minh
also Vietminh, 1945, name of the independence movement in French Indo-China 1941-50, in full Viet Nam Doc-Lap Dong-Minh "Vietnamese Independence League."
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