- (especially in radio transmission) an indication that the message just received will be complied with.
Origin of wilco
First recorded in 1935–40; short for will comply
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Examples from the Web for wilco
But I suppose a kind of longstanding love of specific bands would be Radiohead, Wilco, Neil Young, Tom Waits, REM.Toni Collette on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’‘Lucky Them,’ and Crying in ‘The Sixth Sense’
June 1, 2014
- an expression in signalling, telecommunications, etc, indicating that a message just received will be complied withCompare roger
C20: abbreviation for I will comply
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Word Origin and History for wilco
1946, in two-way radio slang, abbreviation and conflation of will comply.
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