communications code word

Que·​bec kwi-ˈbek How to pronounce Quebec (audio)
 also  ki-
used as a code word for the letter q

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Quebec was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Quebec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Que·​bec kwi-ˈbek How to pronounce Quebec (audio)
variants or Québec
province of eastern Canada extending from Hudson Bay to the Gaspé Peninsula and bordering the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York area 523,763 square miles (1,356,547 square kilometers), population 7,903,001
city that is a port on the Saint Lawrence River and is the capital of the province of Quebec population 516,622
Quebecer noun
or Quebecker

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