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 for Classic C
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Classic C
   /klas'ik C/, n.
  
      [a play on ?Coke Classic?] The C programming language as defined in the
      first edition of K&R, with some small additions. It is also known as ?K&R
      C?. The name came into use while C was being standardized by the ANSI X3J11
      committee. Also ?C Classic?.
  
      An analogous construction is sometimes applied elsewhere: thus, ?X
      Classic?, where X = Star Trek (referring to the original TV series) or X =
      PC (referring to IBM's ISA-bus machines as opposed to the PS/2 series).
      This construction is especially used of product series in which the newer
      versions are considered serious losers relative to the older ones.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  K&R C
  Classic C
  
      (C Classic) The C programming language as defined
     in the first edition of K&R, with some small additions.  The
     name "C Classic", a play on "Coke Classic", came into use
     while ANSI C was being standardised by the ANSI X3J11
     committee.
  
     See also classic.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2006-09-26)
  

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