text message

noun

Definition of text message

  1. :  a short message sent electronically usually from one cell phone to another

First Known Use of text message

1977


TEXT MESSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

text message

noun

Definition of text message for English Language Learners

  • : a short message that is sent electronically to a cell phone or other device


TEXT MESSAGE Defined for Kids

text message

noun

Definition of text message for Students

  1. :  a short message that is sent electronically to a cell phone or other device


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