viet cong


[vee-et-kong, -kawng, vyet-, vee-it-] (during the Vietnam War)
noun, plural Vietcong.
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 pertaining to this force or one of its members or supporters.
Also, Viet Cong.

1960–65; < Vietnamese Việt-cộng Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Vietcong or Viet Cong (ˌvjɛtˈkɒŋ)
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
[from Vietnamese Viet Nam Cong San Vietnamese Communist]
Viet Cong or Viet Cong
[from Vietnamese Viet Nam Cong San Vietnamese Communist]

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Word Origin & History

Viet Cong
also Vietcong, 1957, "the communist guerilla force in Vietnam 1954-1976," from Vietnamese, in full Viet Nam Cong San, lit. "Vietnamese communist."
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Viet Cong [(vee-et kong, kawng)]

South Vietnamese communist revolutionaries during the Vietnam War.

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