or Vi·et Minh
[ vee-et-min, vyet-, vee-it- ]
/ viˌɛtˈmɪn, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt- /
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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.
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Origin of Vietminh
<Vietnamese Việt-Minh, short for Việt-Nam Độc-Lập Đông-Minh Vietnam Independence League
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How to use Vietminh in a sentence
He was hallucinating he was in a prison camp under the Viet Cong.
A few days later, on April 30, General Duong Van Minh surrendered to the Viet Cong and the Fall of Saigon was complete.Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus|Katie Baker|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His name was Viet Nguyen, his business card reads vice president, corporate public affairs at Frause Strategic Communications.Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another|Winston Ross|September 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi was a communist dictator, for sure, but had a genuine following.Is Obama Going to War Just to ‘Check the Box’?|Lloyd Green|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Think Viet Nam, without a Cold War to offer as rationale for our presence.Obama’s Syrian “Red Line” Could Return Us To The Mistakes of Iraq|Lloyd Green|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Such are Viet, and Scott Elliot, who attributes the growth of bulbs to the “direct influence of the climate.”Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution|Alpheus Spring Packard
British Dictionary definitions for Vietminh
/ (ˌvjɛtˈmɪn) /
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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