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

drop-in, frequenter, guest, visitant, visitor

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Examples of caller in a Sentence


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

Home fans showered the junior signal-caller and chanted for his backup, Gary Rogers, but Brink showed the ultimate resolve in the second half, finding success with his arm and his hands. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "Five memorable Washington State football games against Big 12 Conference teams," 25 Dec. 2018 Luck, father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and a former signal-caller himself, most recently was a high-ranking NCAA executive charged with overseeing that group's regulatory functions. Matt Bonesteel,, "As XFL's new commissioner, Andrew Luck's father says players will stand for anthem," 5 June 2018 Beginning with the Cleveland Browns picking Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield No.1 overall, four college signal-callers were selected with the first ten choices. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Cleveland Browns pick Baker Mayfield No. 1 as NFL Draft sees run on quarterbacks," 26 Apr. 2018 Employees will also help callers with navigating the Travel Syndication Technology website. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "AAA Club Alliance Is Hiring Work-From-Home Positions With Full Benefits," 11 July 2018 Soon, callers who got on the air received a gift, a 12-pack of Surge soda. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Changes at Spectrum Sports cloud future of KC's all-sports cable station," 29 June 2018 When about the change in vibe with the defense after Dean Pees retired (and then took the Titans job less than a month later) and was replaced by Wink Martindale, known to be a more aggressive play-caller. Ben Baskin,, "Robert Griffin III Taking Lamar Jackson Under His Wing," 15 June 2018 Johnson, rated the nation's No. 4 dual-threat quarteback in the country by Rivals, has a chance to be a special college signal-caller. Andrew Nemec,, "Michael Johnson Jr., Sheldon's 4-star quarterback, first Oregon prep to earn Elite 11 Finals invitation in 13 years," 15 May 2018 The caller, with nervousness in his voice, asked for Robert Lazarus, who came to the phone. Bob Greene, WSJ, "When Retailing Was Very Personal," 17 Dec. 2018

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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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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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