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or com·my

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noun, plural com·mies, adjective (often initial capital letter) Informal: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. communist.
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Origin of commie1

First recorded in 1935–40; comm(unist) + -ie

Usage note

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.


  1. a playing marble, especially one not used as a shooter.
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Origin of commie2

1920–25; comm(on marble) + -ie
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  • Would you fight, and if need be, die, to save our civilization and slay the Commie monsters in their lairs?


    Vance Simonds

British Dictionary definitions for commie



jocular, derogatory
noun, adjective plural -mies
  1. short for communist
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