noun Chet·nik \chet-ˈnēk, ˈchet-nik\

Definition of Chetnik

  1. 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. 2 :  an ultranationalist Serb

Origin and Etymology of chetnik

Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop

First Known Use: 1909

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