help desk

noun
plural help desks

Definition of help desk

: a department or person that provides assistance and information usually for electronic or computer problems Adding a work account is easier than it used to be, but if you're a technophobe, or if your company requires special security settings, call your help desk.— Jeremy Caplan often hyphenated when used before another noun help-desk questionsPleas to reset forgotten passwords account for half of help-desk calls to Web sites, says RSA Security.— Victoria Murphy Barret

First Known Use of help desk

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Help desk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/help%20desk. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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