cal·ler | \ˈkä-lər \

Definition of caller 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 Scottish : fresh

2 Scottish : cool


call·er | \ˈkȯ-lər \

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.

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With it, an originating phone carrier could check that a caller has the right to use a number and create a digital fingerprint for the call. Katherine Bindley, WSJ, "Why Are There So Many Robocalls? Here’s What You Can Do About Them," 4 July 2018 Simultaneously a second 911 caller reported his wife had alerted him to a man trying to break into their home, the agency said in a news release. Jeff Truesdell,, "Va. Mom Shoots Man Who Allegedly Flew from New Zealand to See Her Daughter, 14, Who'd Quit Messaging Him Online," 26 June 2018 The caller was cooperating with the investigation, the lieutenant said. Ashley Remkus,, "Coroner identifies victim of Huntsville mobile home park homicide," 30 Apr. 2018 The caller had information and a sympathetic disposition. Andrew Theen,, "Idaho boy's cyanide exposure forever links family, Eugene advocate over wildlife devices," 15 Mar. 2018 Once the lottery establish that a caller had a winning ticket matching four of the five balls in Monday’s drawing, a check making up the difference will be mailed to the winner. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Hey, NC lottery winners, 48 of you were shortchanged. Here’s how to win a bit more.," 13 Feb. 2018 Police are still looking for the 911 caller, KARE reported. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Viral Video Shows Black Boys Detained at a Park in Minnesota After 911 Caller Claimed They Had Weapons," 13 July 2018 For coaches and signal-callers, this streamlines the vital process of identifying personnel packages. Andy Benoit,, "NFL and College Football Are Not the Same Game," 11 July 2018 Anta was able to figure out the caller, a woman, was in the midst of a severe asthma attack. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "How OnStar prepares to save your life," 3 July 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 \

Kids Definition of caller

: someone who calls

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