answering service


noun

a service providing operators who answer a subscriber's telephone and take messages when the subscriber does not answer.

Nearby words

  1. answer to,
  2. answerable,
  3. answerback,
  4. answering machine,
  5. answering pennant,
  6. ant,
  7. ant bear,
  8. ant bird,
  9. ant cow,
  10. ant egg

Origin of answering service

First recorded in 1960–65

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