Origin of commie1
The shortened and informal term commie has derogatory connotations, whereas the full form communist is merely descriptive. Both terms refer primarily to an advocate of communism, but have been more widely applied to an enemy, a foreigner, or a person regarded as subversive.
- a playing marble, especially one not used as a shooter.
Origin of commie2
1920–25; comm(on marble) + -ie
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Examples from the Web for commie
Both the Left and the Right find occasional moments of inspiration in the little red book mentality of the old Commie regimes.Thank You, Croatia: All Hail Mandatory Vaccinations
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Would you fight, and if need be, die, to save our civilization and slay the Commie monsters in their lairs?Telempathy
- short for communist
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