Khmer-rouge definition

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A Cambodian Communist movement that was active as a guerrilla force from 1970 to the late 1990s and held power under the leadership of Pol Pot from 1975 to 1979.
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The Communist regime that ruled Cambodia (1975-79) after its guerrilla force overthrew the government: under Pol Pot it was characterized by brutal repression.
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A Cambodian communist guerrilla force active from the 1970s to the 1990s under the leadership of Pol Pot.
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Origin of khmer-rouge

  • French Red Khmer khmer Khmer rouge red

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French Khmer rouge (“red Khmer"), from Khmer (“Khmer") + rouge (“red").

    From Wiktionary