also Vi·et Cong
nounpl. Vietcong 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.
Origin of VietcongVietnamese, short for Viêdotb;t Nam Côdotb;ng S&ahookabv;m, Vietnamese Communist : Viêdotb;t Nam, Vietnam + Côdotb;ng S&ahookabv;n, communist (translation of Mandarin gòngch&acaron;n : gòng, together + ch&acaron;n, property, production).
Variant of Viet Cong
- a communist guerrilla force that sought to overthrow the South Vietnamese government, later allied with North Vietnam
- a member of this force
Origin of Viet Cong; from Vietnamese Viet Nam Cong San, Vietnamese Communist