pager

1
[pey-jer]
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Origin of pager

1
First recorded in 1965–70; page1 + -er1

pager

2
[pey-jer]

Origin of pager

2
1965–70; page3 + -er1
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Related Words for pager

intercom, pager, walky-talky

Examples from the Web for pager

Contemporary Examples of pager

Historical Examples of pager

  • Blinker got a pager and looked up the movements of Sunday steamboats.


British Dictionary definitions for pager

pager

noun
  1. a small electronic device, capable of receiving short messages; usually carried by people who need to be contacted urgently (e.g. doctors)
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Word Origin and History for pager
n.

"device that emits a signal when activated by a telephone call," 1968, agent noun from page (v.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pager in Culture

pager

A wireless device that, when activated, signals the bearer to contact either a predetermined party or the party indicated on the device itself. Often called a beeper for the annoying beeps some pagers use to alert their owner.

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