clock radio


a radio combined with an alarm clock in a compact cabinet, the clock serving as a timer to turn the radio on or off at a preset time.

Origin of clock radio

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for clock-radio

1946, from clock (n.1) + radio (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper