from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Vietnam.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In old law, distraint; distress.
  • noun Preterit of nim.
  • noun A Middle English contraction of ne am, am not.
  • noun An abbreviation of North America, or North American.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. of nim.
  • obsolete Am not.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Vietnam, especially (in the US) the Vietnam War


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