[ wil-koh ]
/ ˈwɪl koʊ /
(especially in radio transmission) an indication that the message just received will be complied with.
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- wilberforce, william,
- wilbur, richard,
- wilcoxon test,
- wild about, be,
- wild apricot
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’|Melissa Leon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
/ (ˈwɪlˌkəʊ) /
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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1946, in two-way radio slang, abbreviation and conflation of will comply.
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