Definition of Chindit in English:


Syllabification: Chin·dit
Pronunciation: /ˈCHindit


A member of the Allied forces behind the Japanese lines in Burma in 1943–45.
More example sentences
  • More successful was their use by the Air Commando which, in March 1944, landed some of the Chindits by glider behind Japanese lines in Burma.
  • He was then put in charge of the Chindit force to operate in Burma behind the Japanese lines, using radio to keep in touch and supplied from the air.
  • Between mid-February and the end of March 1943, Wingate led his 3,000 Chindits into Burma, where they seriously disrupted Japanese communications.


World War II: from Burmese chinthé, a mythical creature.

Definition of Chindit in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope