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 For Skunk's time machine clue, the Men in Black unveiled a beeper showing the numbers 607. Dana Rose Falcone,, 20 Oct. 2021 The caller said the beeper on the backhoe was really loud. cleveland, 15 Oct. 2021 The person next to me is diabetic and wears a beeper that goes off all day long. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 5 June 2021 The days of coordinating criminal activity by beeper and pay phone are long gone. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2021 Ask your co-worker if putting her beeper on vibrate would work for her, because the sound distracts you. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 5 June 2021 Diaz wriggled into the jacket of his uniform and unfastened the Motorola beeper on his hip. ProPublica, 9 Apr. 2021 The beeper indicating when protons were flowing into their apparatus dated back five decades, said Brown, who helped find all the pieces. Quanta Magazine, 24 Feb. 2021 Napoleon was at home sleeping on a Sunday morning when his beeper went off. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 18 Dec. 2020

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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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30 Oct 2021

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“Beeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beeper

: pager

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