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[non-kom] /ˈnɒnˌkɒm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of noncom
1740-50; short for noncommissioned

noncom. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
Slang definitions & phrases for noncom



A noncommissioned officer (1747+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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noncommissioned officer
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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