ICQ

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ī"sē-kyū', IPA(key): /ˌaɪsiːˈkjuː/

Etymology[edit]

Pun on the pronunciation of "I seek you."

Noun[edit]

ICQ (plural ICQs)

  1. (ham radio) A call for acknowledgement.

Proper noun[edit]

ICQ

  1. (Internet) A program allowing users to send each other instant messages via the internet.

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Verb[edit]

ICQ (third-person singular simple present ICQs, present participle ICQing, simple past and past participle ICQed)

  1. (transitive, Internet) To send an instant message to (someone) using ICQ.
    • 2000 January 14, Greg Miller, "Ethernet Is Changing Dorm Life"[1], Los Angeles Times,
      "My friends ICQ me before they call me just to make sure I'm there," said Kurera, a 19-year-old sophomore []
    • 2002, Mike Savage, Lake Effect[2], Savage Press, ISBN 1886028443, page 94:
      I'll log-on in Hawaii. If needed we can ICQ from there.
    • 2004, Michael C. Westwood, Meeting the President[3], ISBN 1589612973, page 94:
      It shut him up. Never had him ICQ me again.

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