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

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 Just seeing it on your own reflection or on someone else inspires an immediate smile (some constructive advice, cat-callers: just be glitter). Allure, "Yes, You Can (and Should) Wear Glitter Makeup No Matter How Old You Are," 9 Oct. 2018 The fire, at Connors Bog off the northwestern corner of Minnesota Drive and Raspberry Road, was reported about 2:30 p.m. by a caller who saw smoke rising from the area, said Cleo Hill, Anchorage Fire Marshal. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Burning copper wire at an Anchorage homeless camp starts brush fire," 29 June 2018 So said host Tommy Smith on Sunday – a day after a flood of angry callers, upset Facebook posters and vengeful Yelp reviewers began inundating the Gloucester County dining spot. Animating the rage? Jeremy Roebuck,, "Swedesboro restaurant: We absolutely did not kick out Sarah Huckabee Sanders," 24 June 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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