cell phone


variants or less commonly cellphone
plural cell phones also cellphones
: a portable usually cordless telephone for use in a cellular system

Examples of cell phone in a Sentence

Call me on my cell phone.
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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cell phone was in 1983

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“Cell phone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell%20phone. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

cell phone

: a portable cellular telephone
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