noun Chet·nik \chet-ˈnēk, ˈchet-nik\

Definition of CHETNIK

:  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
:  an ultranationalist Serb

Origin of CHETNIK

Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop
First Known Use: 1909


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