Definition of Chetnik
1 : an irregular Slav soldier in the Balkans; especially : a member of various irregular Serbian military forces that in periods of disorder (as during World War II and following the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991) pursued ultranationalist aims
2 : an ultranationalist Serb
Origin of chetnik
Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop
First Known Use: 1909
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