See also: Commie

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Blend of communist +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).

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commie (plural commies)

  1. (derogatory, slang) A communist; a person with communist sympathies; a supposed communist infiltrator.
    Hell, I'd rather talk with a commie than to ever meet Catherine in a café.
    • 1960, Mira Rothenberg, Peter Levine, Children with Emerald Eyes: Histories of Extraordinary Boys and Girls, published 2003, page 49:
      “Jack Kennedy′s one commie,” he said, “and tonight maybe they′ll elect him President, and we′ll all get killed. You know.”
    • 1966 June, Jack Burris, Fiction: Judah′s a Two-Way Street Running Out, Black World: Negro Digest, page 67,
      “Why, them dirty commies, of course. They′re the ones startin′ all this fuss anyway. Them cotton-pickin′ niggers wasn′t causin′ no trouble until them Yankee commies started in.”
    • 2004, Robert W. Cherny, William Issel, Kieran Walsh Taylor, American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture, page 48:
      The commies claim they are helping the blacks.
    • 2024 January 29 [2024 January 26], Tim Lee, Ray Chung, quoting Brendan Kavanagh, “London YouTuber hid in van, received death threats after piano face-off”, in Luisetta Mudie, transl., Radio Free Asia[1], archived from the original on 29 January 2024:
      "I heard Winnie the Pooh was like garlic to a vampire to the Chinese commies," he said. "Popular arts and music, poetry, dancing and singing is a threat to those in power, and I'm really trying to bring back that rock-and-roll rebellious spirit into music, you know."
  2. (derogatory, slang, by extension) Synonym of anticapitalist
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commie (not comparable)

  1. (derogatory, slang) Communist.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Commodore (name of a car model) +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).

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commie (plural commies)

  1. (colloquial, Australia) A Holden Commodore.

Etymology 3 edit

From commercial vehicle.

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commie (plural commies)

  1. (colloquial, army) A commercial vehicle.

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