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

First recorded in 1935–40; short for will comply
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  1. an expression in signalling, telecommunications, etc, indicating that a message just received will be complied withCompare roger
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Word Origin

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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