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Chicom

[chahy-kom] /ˈtʃaɪˌkɒm/
noun
1.
Slang: Disparaging. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Communist Chinese.
2.
a grenade or other weapon manufactured in Communist China.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the People's Republic of China.
Usage note
Though the term was originally an official military abbreviation, the derogatory slang use originated during the Vietnam War.
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Word Origin and History for Chicom
adj.

1962, American English, Cold War jargon, from Chinese + communist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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