pay phone

noun
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of pay phone

: a usually coin-operated public telephone

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First Known Use of pay phone

1936

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Definition of pay phone for English Language Learners

  • : a public telephone that you can use if you put coins into it or use a calling card to pay for your call


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