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noun

a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call.

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Also called pay station.

Origin of pay phone

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for pay phone

payphone
/ (ˈpeɪˌfəʊn) /

noun

a public telephone operated by coins or a phonecard
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