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[ten-fawr, -fohr]
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interjection Citizens Band Radio Slang.
  1. (used to express affirmation or confirmation).
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Origin of ten-four

First recorded in 1960–65
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Historical Examples

  • Ten-four meant ten and a half; for in those primitive days knots were divided into eight fathoms.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

    Captain A. T. Mahan

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