People's Liberation Army

People's Liberation Army

noun
1.
See under Huk ( def 1 ).
2.
the name of the armed forces of the People's Republic of China.
3.
a rebel army or army of liberation in any of various other countries.
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Huk

[hook]
noun, plural Huks.
1.
a member of the Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (People's Liberation Army) a Communist agrarian revolutionary group in central Luzon in the Philippines.
2.
a member of the Hukbalahap, an anti-Japanese resistance group in central Luzon during World War II.

Origin:
shortening of Tagalog hukbo army

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