pay phone


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

Origin of pay phone

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called pay station. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Satisfied that Nugent considered the Ewing story dead, Joey left the paper and hurried to a pay-phone.

    The Prophetic Camera

    John McGreevey