Vietcong

noun
Viet·​cong | \ vē-ˈet-ˈkäŋ How to pronounce Vietcong (audio) , vyet-, ˌvē-ət-, vēt-, -ˈkȯŋ How to pronounce Vietcong (audio) \
plural Vietcong

Definition of Vietcong

: a guerrilla member of the Vietnamese Communist movement

First Known Use of Vietcong

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vietcong

Vietnamese Việt-cộng

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“Vietcong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vietcong. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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