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reminder

[ri-mahyn-der] /rɪˈmaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that serves to remind.
Origin of reminder
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; remind + -er1
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Examples from the Web for reminder
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  • Was it an instinct, she wondered—a reminder that there was in them material for manhood?

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • My uncle seemed struck by the reminder, and became meditative.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • The discussion which followed Mr. Tidditt's reminder was long and serious.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Jed, after waiting an instant for her to speak, ventured a reminder.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The assistant had forgotten it, too, but he was thankful for the reminder.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for reminder

reminder

/rɪˈmaɪndə/
noun
1.
something that recalls the past
2.
a note to remind a person of something not done
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Word Origin and History for reminder
n.

"something which reminds," 1650s, agent noun from remind.

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