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A member of a Slavic nationalist guerrilla force in the Balkans, especially during the Second World War.
- ‘She loathed them because they were the sort of Chetnik nationalists her Communist partisan father fought against.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His forces soon also turned against the rival guerrilla organization, the Chetniks.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Montenegro was occupied by the Italians, who had no time to create a dependent authority, Montenegro having quickly become a cauldron of civil war between the Serb-nationalist Chetniks and Communist Partisans.’
Early 20th century: from Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop.
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