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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

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.
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Police responded to the Sandy Oaks Apartments in east Fort Worth on Friday after a 911 caller reported seeing a silver car crash into the fence at the apartment complex. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 May 2024 Still, the post continued to fuel speculation on social media this week about Spider-Man and his intentions, and those of the caller to police. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for caller 

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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 29 May. 2024.

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