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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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 No injuries were reported and the concrete truck was no longer on the scene, the caller reported at 4:22 p.m., saying that the accident had occurred 30 to 60 minutes earlier. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Suspicious man may have been wielding a census: Moreland Hills Police Blotter," 5 Sep. 2020 The caller said all five individuals that had been in the boat were able to swim to shore, but a 69-year-old man had stopped breathing and CPR was being administered. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "69-year-old man dies after boat capsizes on Strawberry Reservoir," 2 Sep. 2020 According to officials, officers from the Kenosha Police Department were dispatched to a residence after a caller reported that her boyfriend, who was not supposed to be on the premises, was at the home. Steve Helling,, "Jacob Blake's Dad Says He Woke Up and Asked, 'Why Did They Shoot Me So Many Times?'," 28 Aug. 2020 Patrol officers were called to Violet Street at 12:04 a.m. after a caller reported somebody had been shot. Don Stacom,, "Waterbury police investigate late-night homicide," 23 Aug. 2020 State police said a caller reported hearing shots while the motorcyclists were on the interstate, and shell casings were later found there. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Motorcyclists shut I-270 in Frederick County, shots reported, Md. state police say," 18 Aug. 2020 The caller was then-Indianapolis Motor Speedway Director of Communications Alex Damron. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "Jim Cornelison shrinks his world when he sings; empty Indy 500 stands didn't take that away," 23 Aug. 2020 The caller was Scott Lamb, a senior vice president who handles communications at the evangelical Virginia college. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "'Blinded and naive': Liberty students claim culture of suppression under Falwell leadership," 14 Aug. 2020 But, public heath officials are asking residents still answer their phones to find out who the caller is. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Nessel makes history with shutdown of service that let Michigan get hit with robocalls," 12 Aug. 2020

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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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“Caller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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