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noncom

[non-kom]
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noun Informal.
  1. a noncommissioned officer.

Origin of noncom

First recorded in 1740–50; short for noncommissioned

noncom.

  1. noncommissioned.
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Examples from the Web for noncom

Historical Examples

  • Enraged, the younger Haer began to shrill commands to a noncom in the way of organizing a pursuit.

    Mercenary

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • The systematic brutality shown the common soldier—even the noncom.

    A Little Garrison

    Fritz von der Kyrburg

  • If the Yankee noncom was thinking of trying something, his material was not promising.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

    Andre Alice Norton

  • It did not work well, however, except in one instance, in which the American company became so fond of their French "noncom."

    Average Americans

    Theodore Roosevelt