noun Etymology: Serbian četnik, from četa band, troop Date: 1909 1. an irregular Slav soldier in the Balkans; especially a member of various irregular Serbian military forces that in periods of disorder (as during World War II and following the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991) pursued ultranationalist aims 2. an ultranationalist Serb

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