Definition of housephone

: a telephone that is connected to the switchboard of a building (as a hotel or apartment house) but not directly to the exchange

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First Known Use of housephone

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Housephone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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