com·​mie ˈkä-mē How to pronounce commie (audio)
often capitalized

Examples of commie in a Sentence

alleged that commies had infiltrated every level of the federal government
Recent Examples on the Web But after touring the Eastern Bloc, their standing cratered, pilloried on the left for being government pawns, pilloried on the right for being peaceniks playing rock and roll for commies on the government’s dime. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2023 The only thing more shocking is that the Texas Board of Education didn't try to insert a phrase somewhere saying that global warming was a massive hoax, perpetrated by a cabal of commie climate scientists. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2010 Thank you @elonmusk for stopping the commie who suspended me from Twitter a week before the election. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2022 Could all this tough-guy pushback be nothing more than a Vaccine Political Theater performance for a small and perpetually angry slice of Chicagoans who think any Democratic idea must be deemed a commie plot? Rex Huppke,, 15 Oct. 2021 In their version the commie rock-throwers are left out and the Roma is a callback to those carefree decades of la dolce vita. Dan Neil, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 From the halls of Congress to the cries of despair from fevered keyboard warriors frothing from their Facebook feeds, the vocal minority have shouted in unison: That Major League Baseball is now an ultra-liberal, commie-loving cabal. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2021 Who else will protect you from the godless commie anarchists? Adam Weinstein, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2020 Here’s the sad truth: our special relationship is less special now that the U.K. has embraced the surveillance state commies at Huawei,’’ said U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of commie was in 1940

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“Commie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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