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also Vi·et Cong  (vē-ĕt′kŏng′, -kông′, vē′ĭt-, vyĕt′-)
n. pl. Vietcong also Viet Cong Abbr. VC
A Vietnamese belonging to or supporting the National Liberation Front of the nation formerly named South Vietnam.
Of or relating to the Vietcong.

[Vietnamese, short for Việt Nam Cộng Sảm, Vietnamese Communist : Việt Nam, Vietnam + Cộng Sản, communist (translation of Mandarin gòngchǎn : gòng, together + chǎn, property, production).]


(ˌvjɛtˈkɒŋ) or

Viet Cong

(in the Vietnam War) n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Communist-led guerrilla force and revolutionary army of South Vietnam; the armed forces of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam
2. (Military) the Communist-led guerrilla force and revolutionary army of South Vietnam; the armed forces of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of these armed forces
4. (Military) a member of these armed forces
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (modifier) of or relating to the Vietcong or a Vietcong
6. (Military) (modifier) of or relating to the Vietcong or a Vietcong
[from Vietnamese Viet Nam Cong San Vietnamese Communist]


or Vi•et Cong

(viˌɛtˈkɒŋ, -ˈkɔŋ, ˌvyɛt-, ˌvi ɪt-)

n., pl. -cong.
1. a Communist-led army and guerrilla force in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, supported largely by North Vietnam.
2. a member of this force.
[1960–65; < Vietnamese Việt-cộng]


Communist guerrilla forces in South Vietnam 1954–73, 1975–76.


A. ADJdel Vietcong
B. Nvietcong mf


nVietcong m
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