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or Vi·et Cong

[vee-et-kong, -kawng, vyet-, vee-it-](during the Vietnam War)
noun, plural Vi·et·cong.
  1. a Communist-led army and guerrilla force in South Vietnam that fought its government and was supported by North Vietnam.
  2. a member or supporter of this force.
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  1. of or relating to this force or one of its members or supporters.
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Origin of Vietcong

First recorded in 1960–65, Vietcong is from the Vietnamese word Việt-cộng
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Viet Cong

noun (in the Vietnam War)
  1. the Communist-led guerrilla force and revolutionary army of South Vietnam; the armed forces of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam
  2. a member of these armed forces
  3. (modifier) of or relating to the Vietcong or a Vietcong
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Word Origin for Vietcong

from Vietnamese Viet Nam Cong San Vietnamese Communist
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