Definitions

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  • proper n. A communist nationalist movement and political party in Laos, which took power in 1975 after a civil war.

Etymologies

From Lao ປະເທດລາວ, from ປະເທດ (patheet, "country, state") + ລາວ (laaw, "Lao"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Pathet Lao forces consolidate the communist takeover in Laos.

    On Yankee Station

  • The pilot of the photo Crusader ejected and was captured by Pathet Lao troops — friends of the folks who'd shot him down in the first place.

    On Yankee Station

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