caller

2
[kal-er, kah-ler]

Origin of caller

2
1325–75; Middle English, north. variant of calver fresh, alive (said of fish) < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for most-caller

caller

1
noun
  1. a person or thing that calls, esp a person who makes a brief visit
  2. Australian a racing commentator

caller

2
adjective Scot
  1. (of food, esp fish) fresh
  2. coola caller breeze

Word Origin for caller

C14: perhaps a Scottish variant of calver to prepare fresh salmon or trout in a certain way; perhaps from Old English calwer curds, from a fancied resemblance with the flaked flesh of the fish
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Word Origin and History for most-caller

caller

n.

c.1500, "one who proclaims," agent noun from call (v.). Meaning "one who announces step changes at a dance" is recorded from 1882; "one who places a telephone call," 1898. Meaning "a social visitor" is attested from 1786.

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