charge of quarters

noun phrase

: an enlisted man designated to handle administrative matters in a unit especially after duty hours
abbreviation CQ

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charge of quarters was circa 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Charge of quarters.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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