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

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Examples of commie in a Sentence

alleged that commies had infiltrated every level of the federal government
Recent Examples on the Web Hold up: Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth. NBC News, "Romney blasts Trump over 'wrong and appalling' call for China to probe Bidens," 4 Oct. 2019 Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth. Fortune, "President Trump Keeps Tweeting About Mitt Romney—and Even Called for His Impeachment," 5 Oct. 2019 The party of family values adores a man who mocked women’s looks and lied about secret payments to a Playboy bunny, and the days of GOP hatred of commies is officially over, because Russia helped elect Trump. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Michelle Obama for president. The only one who can beat Trump?," 24 Aug. 2019 Starcourt is a lush, kid-friendly hangout — and an invasive commie plot. Darren Franich,, "The ending of Stranger Things 3 proves the limits of nostalgia: EW review, with spoilers," 4 July 2019 Not to mention books about Churchill and the Irish, Churchill and the Yanks, Churchill and the commies. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Please, Santa: Not Another Tome About Churchill," 20 Dec. 2018 The right’s Pavlovian reaction to Ocasio-Cortez’s budget-busting democratic socialism has trapped it in a comforting haze of commie-fighting nostalgia. Will Wilkinson, Vox, "“Socialism” vs. “capitalism” is a false dichotomy," 16 Aug. 2018 Milwaukee's SafeHouse, the spy-themed restaurant set in the Cold War, told a joke dissing commies. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin had some jokes to share on National Tell a Joke Day," 16 Aug. 2017 Democrats and Republicans would rather argue about long-dead initiatives and the specter of commies in government than do the hard work of reforming the state. Steven Greenhut, Orange County Register, "Fight over ‘commies’ shows ongoing Capitol silliness," 14 May 2017

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First Known Use of commie

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for commie

by shortening & alteration

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31 Dec 2019

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“Commie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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