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
from Vietnamese Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi Vietnam League of Independence
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper