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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vietminh


Viet Minh


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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