telephonist

noun
te·​le·​pho·​nist | \ tə-ˈle-fə-nist How to pronounce telephonist (audio) , ˈte-lə-ˌfō-nist How to pronounce telephonist (audio) \

Definition of telephonist

British
: a telephone switchboard operator

First Known Use of telephonist

1879, in the meaning defined above

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