[ kal-er, kah-ler ]
/ ˈkæl ər, ˈkɑ lər /
adjective Scot. and North England.
(of fruit, fish, vegetables, etc.) fresh; recently picked or caught.
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Origin of caller2
1325–75; Middle English, north. variant of calver fresh, alive (said of fish) < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for most-caller (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkɔːlə) /
a person or thing that calls, esp a person who makes a brief visit
Australian a racing commentator
British Dictionary definitions for most-caller (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkælə); (Scottish ˈkælər, ˈkɒlər) /
(of food, esp fish) fresh
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
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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