Origin of caller1
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- (of fruit, fish, vegetables, etc.) fresh; recently picked or caught.
Origin of caller2
Examples from the Web for caller
Should the caller have the temerity to ask where they were, the phone call would be quietly ended.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
Caller: “He has a gray, gray coat with black sleeves and gray pants on.”The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
So what piece could have so passionately enraged this caller that I was marked for death?
The caller mentioned my work, which focused primarily on consumer products, mobile apps, emerging start-ups, and web trends.
A new short, titled “Caller Unknown,” is set to be released later this week and promises to be haunting.Artist Gives Celebs the ‘Natural’ Look
July 24, 2014
To Eileen's credit it may be said that she had not been told that a caller was expected.Her Father's Daughter
He did not look up, but, as his caller moved, inquired amiably: "Well?"The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Somehow the fellow did suggest Kirkwood's caller of the afternoon.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The caller had gone away, and the old woman and the girl were left alone.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
"Mr. Kendrick ain't here," she said, in answer to the caller's question.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a person or thing that calls, esp a person who makes a brief visit
- Australian a racing commentator
- (of food, esp fish) fresh
- coola caller breeze
Word Origin and History for caller
c.1500, "one who proclaims," agent noun from call (v.). Meaning "one who announces step changes at a dance" is recorded from 1882; "one who places a telephone call," 1898. Meaning "a social visitor" is attested from 1786.