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non-com

/ˈnɒnˌkɒm/
noun
1.
(US) short for noncommissioned officer
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  • Yet I am convinced that what will best control the Plattsburg rookie is the Plattsburg non-com.

    At Plattsburg Allen French
  • They located a non-com who told them to shift around as they pleased.

  • This was on the theory that a man in the ranks who had ability showed it soon enough, and was rewarded by a non-com.

    Our Army at the Front Heywood Broun
  • One of the party is a non-com and he has charge of the party.

    Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks H. Irving Hancock
  • He got hold of a non-com, and two privates belonging to the bombing section.

    The Irish on the Somme Michael MacDonagh
  • "Not much--only curious," replied Fortescue, who had met the non-com.

    A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
  • She had various but virtuous adventures, and married a non-com.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Other friends, too, were lost in these terrible fights, but the non-com.

  • The non-com had a submachine gun, empty, with two loaded clips on his belt.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • He saw that the non-com had lit a cigarette and was staring into endless boredom.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
Word Origin and History for non-com

1747, short for non-commissioned officer.

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