Ho Chi Minh City

geographical name
\ ˈhō-ˌchē-ˈmin How to pronounce Ho Chi Minh City (audio) \
variants: or Vietnamese Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh \ ˈtän-​ˈfō-​ˈhō-​ˌchē-​ˈmin How to pronounce Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (audio) \ or formerly Saigon \ sī-​ˈgän How to pronounce Saigon (audio) , ˈsī-​ˌ \

Definition of Ho Chi Minh City

city and river port in southern Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) the capital of South Vietnam population 5,950,000

Learn More about Ho Chi Minh City

Statistics for Ho Chi Minh City

Cite this Entry

“Ho Chi Minh City.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ho%20Chi%20Minh%20City. Accessed 8 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on Ho Chi Minh City

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Ho Chi Minh City

Comments on Ho Chi Minh City

What made you want to look up Ho Chi Minh City? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to constrict the range or activity of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!