beep·​er | \ ˈbē-pər How to pronounce beeper (audio) \

Definition of beeper

: pager specifically : one that beeps

Examples of beeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two beeper collars chimed to life, no GPS, just a compass hanging off his lanyard with a traditional flush counter. Outdoor Life, "Upland Bird Hunting Is for Skaters, Punk-Rock Kids, and Everyone Else," 11 Nov. 2020 Put an old cell phone or beeper to good use too and clip it on your waistband to complete the look. Caylin Harris, Country Living, "The Best 'The Office' Costumes That Will Definitely Win You a Dundie This Halloween," 13 July 2020 Backup beepers on park vehicles in Alaska’s Denali National Park have been traded for more benign swooshing warnings, for example, and shuttle services and reduced speed limits have helped reduce traffic noise at many other parks. Kurtis Alexander,, "America’s noisiest and quietest national parks — the human factor," 20 Dec. 2019 At the meeting, as Ora’s allotted 1 minute concluded and the beeper sounded, no one stopped her from continuing to talk for nearly four. Nanette Asimov,, "Grad student publicly accuses UC regent of groping her," 13 Nov. 2019 Feast your eyes: Kim KardashianInstagram Kim KardashianInstagram Kim, LOL on that beeper situation. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Posts Epic '90s Throwback Pics of Herself to Promote Her New Makeup Collection," 15 Aug. 2019 No one reported seeing a parachute before the aircraft crashed, bursting into flames, nor were beeper signals heard. Kendall Trammell, CNN, "An entire airport came to a halt to honor the remains of a returning Vietnam veteran," 8 Aug. 2019 In 2012, Tom Sims — former weld-grinder, former beeper salesman, soon-to-be former homebrewer – opened Sasquatch Brewing, a brewpub that quickly caught on in Southwest Portland’s Hillsdale neighborhood. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "Looking for Sasquatch? Latest footprint spotted in industrial NW: Portland Breweries Series," 6 Sep. 2019 Yet there was no denying the radio-directional equipment, which located the satellite beeper directly in the center of town. David Canfield,, "First Look: The Andromeda Strain is back with a new look for its 50th anniversary," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of beeper

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beeper

beep entry 1 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of beeper was in 1970

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22 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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