puppet army

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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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