puppet army

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From puppet + army; a loan-translation of Mandarin 僞軍 / 伪军 (wěijūn, fake army).

NounEdit

puppet army (plural puppet armies)

  1. An army that an invading country forms by recruiting people from already-occupied areas of the country being invaded.
  2. (specifically) Such an army in China during the Sino-Japanese War.

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 17:59