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ten-four

[ten-fawr, -fohr] /ˈtɛnˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
interjection, Citizens Band Radio Slang.
1.
(used to express affirmation or confirmation).
Compare ten code.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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ten-four

affirmation

That is correct; okay: That's a ten four, you have it just right (fr citizens band)

noun phrase

The signal that a message has been received, the equivalent of the earlier and military ''roger'' (1962+ Citizens band)

[fr a code of conventional procedure signals used esp by the police, where ten was a sort of prefix, and the numeral following bore the message; ten seven, for example, meant ''transmissions finished'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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