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cal·​ler ˈkä-lər How to pronounce caller (audio)
Scotland : fresh
Scotland : cool


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call·​er ˈkȯ-lər How to pronounce caller (audio)
: one that calls

Example Sentences

Noun The police have received information from an anonymous caller. She's had several callers at her house in the past few days.
Recent Examples on the Web
The 911 caller saw the Celebrity strike the body just once—not three times. John H. Tucker, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2022 The evidence found on the scene didn’t match the details from the 911 caller, who turned out to be the suspect in the case, Newsham said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2022 One caller said the shooter fired at flatbed trailers in the parking lot. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2022 And unlike a 911 caller, the cameras are able to provide authorities with an exact location and images. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Sep. 2022 Officers asked to search a specific classroom, Buranasombati said, but the classroom number they had been given by the 911 caller didn’t exist. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Another 911 caller reported seeing the gunman throw something at a window. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 10 Sep. 2022 Another 911 caller reported that Manjarrez had set a fence ablaze between the properties. Clifford Ward, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2022 The caller reported nearly hitting a cougar while driving. Michael Kohn, oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History



Middle English (Scots) callour

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caller was in the 14th century

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“Caller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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