wilco

[ wil-koh ]
/ ˈwɪl koʊ /
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interjection

(especially in radio transmission) an indication that the message just received will be complied with.

Nearby words

  1. wilberforce, william,
  2. wilbraham,
  3. wilbur,
  4. wilbur, richard,
  5. wilburite,
  6. wilcox,
  7. wilcoxon test,
  8. wild,
  9. wild about, be,
  10. wild apricot

Origin of wilco

First recorded in 1935–40; short for will comply

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British Dictionary definitions for wilco

wilco

/ (ˈwɪlˌkəʊ) /

interjection

an expression in signalling, telecommunications, etc, indicating that a message just received will be complied withCompare roger

Word Origin for wilco

C20: abbreviation for I will comply

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Word Origin and History for wilco

wilco

1946, in two-way radio slang, abbreviation and conflation of will comply.

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