housephone

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housephone was in 1935

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“Housephone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housephone. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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