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Dictionary Definition

caller adj
1 providing coolness; "a cooling breeze"; "`caller' is a Scottish term as in `a caller breeze'"
2 fresh; "caller fish"

Noun

1 a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company" [syn: company]
2 an investor who buys a call option
3 the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
4 a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance; "you need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing" [syn: caller-out]
5 someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice; "the callers were mothers summoning their children home for dinner"
6 the person who convenes a meeting; "who is the caller of this meeting?"
7 the person initiating a telephone call; "there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone" [syn: caller-up, phoner, telephoner]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Agent noun of call.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The person who made a telephone call.
    I've got someone on the line
    Who's the caller?
  2. A visitor.
  3. In the context of "bingo": The person who stands at the front of the hall and announces the numbers.

Scots

Etymology

Alteration of calver.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈkɑlər/

Adjective

  1. Fresh (of food, especially fish).
    Wha'll buy my caller herrin’, / New drawn frae the Forth? (Caroline Oliphaunt, ‘Caller Herrin'’)

Extensive Definition

Caller may refer to one of the following:
caller in Spanish: Llamante

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bellboy, bellhop, bellman, callboy, calling party, company, copyboy, errand boy, freeloader, frequenter, gate-crasher, guest, habitue, moocher, office boy, party, phoner, telephoner, uninvited guest, visitant, visitor
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