[pur-suh n-tuh-pur-suh n]
- (of a long-distance telephone call) chargeable only upon speaking with a specified person at the number called: a person-to-person call to her brother in California.Compare station-to-station.
- involving personal or intimate contact between persons: person-to-person diplomacy; a disease contracted through person-to-person contacts.
- (in making a long-distance telephone call) to a specified person: I telephoned him person-to-person.Compare station-to-station.
- face-to-face; in person: They interviewed her person-to-person.
Origin of person-to-person
First recorded in 1915–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for person-to-person
Eating disorder sufferers are especially drawn to online sites due to their anonymity and lack of person-to-person contact.Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?
August 30, 2014
But now, Ebola has moved beyond its standard slow motion, person-to-person transmission.What Ebola on a Plane Means for the U.S.
August 7, 2014
He arose and went to the visiphone, placed a person-to-person call to Los Angeles.The Psilent Partner
John Victor Peterson
Under the circumstances, I didn't think a person-to-person call would be advisable.The Other Likeness
James H. Schmitz
Karen showed him the phone and he started to put through a person-to-person call.Murder in the Gunroom
Henry Beam Piper