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handphone

noun
  1. the usual SE Asian English term for mobile phone
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Examples from the Web for handphone

Historical Examples

  • As the car started down and the doors closed I lifted the handphone.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper

  • I got a few shots of that, and then unhooked the handphone of my radio.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Then she buzzed Bish on the handphone, and told me he'd see me in a few minutes.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper

  • It lasted for almost two hours; he used a handphone to interject comments and explanations.

    A Slave is a Slave

    Henry Beam Piper

  • I reached into the front pocket of my "camera" case for the handphone, to shift to two-way.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper