CQ

1 of 2

communications code abbreviation

used at the beginning of messages of general information or safety notices or by shortwave amateurs as an invitation to talk to other shortwave amateurs

CQ

2 of 2

abbreviation

1
charge of quarters
2
commercial quality

Word History

Etymology

Communications code abbreviation

call to quarters

First Known Use

Communications Code Abbreviation

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of CQ was in 1924

Dictionary Entries Near CQ

Cite this Entry

“CQ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CQ. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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