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

Definition of beeper

: pager specifically : one that beeps

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Speaking animatedly above the incessant back-up beeper of a nearby mini-forklift, Bolton surmised the hectic scene looking a little like someone who still couldn't believe his good fortune. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd,, "The Met’s Costume Institute unveils ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibition during preview before the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 Some vehicles and locations had CB radios, and there were a good many hand-helds and beepers. Susan Harfouche, The New Republic, "Memoirs of an Ex-Sannyasin," 12 Apr. 2018 Karen Maskarinec's beeper goes off when a nurse or social worker at Providence believes a patient nearing death will be alone. Anchorage Daily News, "How strangers touching strangers transformed the moment of death," 20 Mar. 2018 When cell phones took over, Levy abdicated beepers and went into neon signage. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "A dominatrix, a 'Broom Guy,' a 'Beeper King': Meet 23 Hoosier oddballs and characters," 8 Jan. 2018 The developer also agreed to prevent delivery trucks and other vehicles from using back-up beepers on the site west of the front facade of the grocery building and adjacent tenant spaces. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Why Raley's is finally expected to build on prime real estate that’s been vacant since 2012 | The Sacramento Bee," 2 Mar. 2018 The data Saban referred to is supplied by Catapult Sports -- an Australian company launched in 2006 that developed wearable beeper-sized accessories to measure player workload, acceleration, deceleration, directional changes and explosive movements. Rainer Sabin,, "Few know the grind of a football season like an Alabama player does," 3 Nov. 2017 Looking for what sticks and what doesn’t, looking for the lightening in a bottle that helped a guy who went away when beepers were all the rage and spent more than half his life in prison get through the noise and negativity online. Helen Ubiñas,, "A contraband phone and Instagram helped former inmate, Wallo267, build his community," 17 July 2017 A subject wears an earpiece and a beeper sounds at random intervals. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "A.I. versus M.D.," 9 Jan. 2017

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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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