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

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communist, comrade, Red, socialist



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Examples of commie in a Sentence

alleged that commies had infiltrated every level of the federal government

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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 Let’s show these Commies the Right will not be silenced. Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, "There’s no speech planned. But protesters are converging on Berkeley today.," 27 Apr. 2017 True or not, the reactions were poles apart and did nothing to diminish the God-fearing-West–vs.–godless-commies propaganda campaign very prevalent in the United States at the time. Tony Long, WIRED, "Dec. 24, 1968: Christmas Eve Greetings From Lunar Orbit," 24 Dec. 2008

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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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