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

Definition of beeper

: pager specifically : one that beeps

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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 Talk of ultrasonic beepers that would ward off sharks mid-assault is everywhere. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "The Summer of Shark Politics on Cape Cod," 22 Aug. 2019 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," 22 Aug. 2019 Epstein's secretary would contact her by email, beeper or her family's landline to set up a meeting, Araoz said. NBC News, "New Jeffrey Epstein accuser: He raped me when I was 15," 10 July 2019 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

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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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