Definition of Chetnik in English:

Chetnik

Line breaks: Chet|nik
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛtnɪk
 
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noun

  • A member of a Slavic nationalist guerrilla force in the Balkans, especially during the Second World War.
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    • His forces soon also turned against the rival guerrilla organization, the Chetniks.
    • In an attempt to destroy Mihailovi and the Chetniks completely, Tito negotiated with the Germans, promising to stop harassing German troops if they would allow the partisans to return home.
    • In the face of the German attacks, Mihailovic's Chetniks either melted away back to their villages or fled with their leader to eastern Bosnia.

Origin

early 20th century: from Serbian četnik, from četa 'band, troop'.

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