Chetnik

noun
Chet·​nik | \ chet-ˈnēk How to pronounce Chetnik (audio) , ˈchet-nik \

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

First Known Use of Chetnik

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Chetnik

Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop

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“Chetnik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chetnik. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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