Vietnamization

noun

Vi·​et·​nam·​i·​za·​tion
vēˌetnəmə̇ˈzāshən,
ˌvyet-,
-ˌmīˈz- also ˌvēət- or ˌvēt-
plural -s
: the act or process of transferring war responsibilities from U.S. to Vietnamese hands during the Vietnam War
Vietnamize
vēˈetnəˌmīz
ˈvyet- also ˈvēət-
ˈvēt-
verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Word History

Etymology

Vietnam, country in Indochina + -ization

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“Vietnamization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vietnamization. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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