telephonist

noun
te·le·pho·nist | \ tə-ˈle-fə-nist , ˈte-lə-ˌfō-nist \

Definition of telephonist 

British

: a telephone switchboard operator

First Known Use of telephonist

1879, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about telephonist

Share telephonist

Statistics for telephonist

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for telephonist

The first known use of telephonist was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Comments on telephonist

What made you want to look up telephonist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!