cal·​ler | \ ˈkä-lər How to pronounce caller (audio) \

Definition of caller

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 Scottish : fresh
2 Scottish : cool


call·​er | \ ˈkȯ-lər How to pronounce caller (audio) \

Definition of caller (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that calls

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Synonyms for caller

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of caller in a Sentence

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: Noun The administrative law judge will unmute each phone connection one at a time and will inquire into each caller's desire to comment. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2021 The caller reported a man wearing an orange mask and camouflage and carrying a rifle entered the store and stole several items. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2021 The caller reported dropping off the man near a McDonald’s. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2021 Troopers are working to confirm the age of the pedestrian, but a caller reported the victim as being a child, Montes said. Katie Rice,, 21 July 2021 The Federal Communications Commission is now requiring big providers to use Stir/Shaken technology to verify that the caller ID information transmitted with a call matches the caller's real phone number. Star Tribune, 7 July 2021 The ordeal began at 9:45 a.m. when a caller reported to Tuscaloosa 911 dispatchers seeing a box truck that was stolen from a business on James I. Harrison Jr. Parkway. Carol Robinson |, al, 20 June 2021 The 911 caller's boyfriend saw the pair struggling, ran into the water to try to save them and was also overtaken by the current, the sheriff said. Chloe Atkins, NBC News, 12 June 2021 According to an incident report on the December killing, police received a call from a Little Rock resident about a man knocking on the caller's door saying he had been shot in the head at around 10 p.m. that night. William Sanders, Arkansas Online, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of caller


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caller


Middle English (Scots) callour

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

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English Language Learners Definition of caller

: a person who makes a telephone call
: a person who comes to visit someone


call·​er | \ ˈkȯ-lər How to pronounce caller (audio) \

Kids Definition of caller

: someone who calls

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