beeper

noun

beep·​er ˈbē-pər How to pronounce beeper (audio)
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specifically : one that beeps

Examples of beeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phil Mickelson’s caddie Jim Mackay carried a beeper around all 72 holes of the 1999 US Open in case the golfer’s wife Amy went into labor. Jack Bantock, CNN, 12 Apr. 2024 Bans on devices are hardly a new phenomenon: New York City public schools banned communication devices – then namely beepers – in1988. USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024 There, cardboard boxes hold beepers, Motorola flip phones, Casio watches and American flags covered with the debris from ground zero. Chelsia Rose Marcius Lanna Apisukh, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 While users of these old-school technologies won't feel the impact immediately, a global power shifting away from the likes of landlines and beepers is an early signal of their eventual end elsewhere. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 8 Feb. 2023 But after Kissinger took her out to dinner at Beverly Hills’ Bistro Garden, and the pair returned to her place, they were interrupted when the president buzzed his beeper. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2023 Singing greeting card beeper as a finger pulse sensor. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 8 May 2013 His study subjects carry a beeper with them for about a week. Cassandra Willyard, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2015 Working with cinematographer Eric K. Yue, Rockwell creates a vibrantly precise portrait of New York in the 1990s, when boomboxes, beepers, pay phones and street life gave the city a vital, dangerous pulse. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beeper was in 1970

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“Beeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beeper. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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beeper

noun
beep·​er ˈbē-pər How to pronounce beeper (audio)
: pager
especially : one that beeps

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