Definition of Chindit in English:

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Chindit

Pronunciation: /ˈCHindit/

noun

A member of the Allied forces behind the Japanese lines in Burma in 1943–45.
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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: Chin·dit

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