The Alternative English Dictionary: ICQ

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ICQ {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ˌaɪsiːˈkjuː/
etymology Pun on the pronunciation of "I seek you."
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (ham radio) A call for acknowledgement.
proper noun: {{en-proper noun}}
  1. (Internet) A program allowing users to send each other instant message via the internet.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive, Internet) To send an instant message to (someone) using ICQ.
    • 2000 January 14, Greg Miller, "Ethernet Is Changing Dorm Life", 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 …
    •, 1886028443, page 94, Savage Press , “I'll log-on in Hawaii. If needed we can ICQ from there.”
    •, 1589612973, page 94 , “It shut him up. Never had him ICQ me again.”
  • CQI
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