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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Examples from the Web for vietcong
There's a surf scene where the soldiers capture a Vietcong village so they can go surfing at a nearby break.
Ug Bitkung ang makabanhig way mabúhì, When the Vietcong ambush, no one survives.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for vietcong
/ (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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