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Tea room discussion[edit]

Note: the below discussion was moved from the Wiktionary:Tea room.

Is sense 4 (terrorist, slang) real, or perhaps only restricted to fiction and video games? A quick search finds a bunch of schlocky-looking novels, one historical reference to charlie tango (CT) for “communist terrorist”,[1] and one non-military book.[2] Michael Z. 2008-10-27 20:02 z


Tangoes is okay in Scrabble, isn't is a variante of tangos either for the 3rd person or the plural, or just both. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:18, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

English etymology[edit]

The English meaning of "enemy" is explained as coming from the NATO phonetic alphabet, which implies that "tango" refers to some other word beginning with "t", but this word is not mentioned. Based on an earlier comment, I'm guessing it's "terrorist", but I can't find a source to verify it. Attys 03:19, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

No, it is the abbreviation of target(s). —Stephen (Talk) 08:01, 30 October 2011 (UTC)