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Etymology 1[edit]

From communist +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).


commie (plural commies)

  1. (pejorative, slang) A communist; a person with communist sympathies; a supposed communist infiltrator.
    • 1960, Mira Rothenberg, Peter Levine, Children with Emerald Eyes: Histories of Extraordinary Boys and Girls, 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.
  2. (pejorative, slang, by extension) Synonym of anticapitalist
See also[edit]


commie (not comparable)

  1. (pejorative, slang) Communist.

Etymology 2[edit]

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


commie (plural commies)

  1. (colloquial, Australia) A Holden Commodore.

Etymology 3[edit]

From commercial vehicle


commie (plural commies)

  1. (colloquial, army) A commercial vehicle.