Ho Chi Minh City noun
- a seaport in S Vietnam.
Formerly Saigon. British Dictionary definitions for ho chi minh city Ho Chi Minh City noun
- a port in S Vietnam, 97 km (60 miles) from the South China Sea, on the Saigon River: captured by the French in 1859; merged with adjoining Cholon in 1932; capital of the former Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) from 1954 to 1976; university (1917); US headquarters during the Vietnam War. Pop: 5 030 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1976): Saigon
ho chi minh city in Culture Ho Chi Minh City [(hoh chee min)]