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pager1

[pey-jer] /ˈpeɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
something, as a book or brochure, having a specified number of pages (usually used in combination):
Her latest report was a 12-pager.
Origin of pager1
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; page1 + -er1

pager2

[pey-jer] /ˈpeɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
beeper (def 3).
Origin
1965-70; page3 + -er1
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  • Blinker got a pager and looked up the movements of Sunday steamboats.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for pager

pager

/ˈpeɪdʒə/
noun
1.
a small electronic device, capable of receiving short messages; usually carried by people who need to be contacted urgently (e.g. doctors)
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Word Origin and History for pager
n.

"device that emits a signal when activated by a telephone call," 1968, agent noun from page (v.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pager in Culture

pager definition


A wireless device that, when activated, signals the bearer to contact either a predetermined party or the party indicated on the device itself. Often called a beeper for the annoying beeps some pagers use to alert their owner.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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