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  1. a person or thing that serves to remind.
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Origin of reminder

First recorded in 1645–55; remind + -er1
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Related Words for reminder

hint, admonition, sign, indication, suggestion, remembrance, expression, gesture, trophy, memorial, relic, memo, memorandum, trinket, souvenir, note, token, intimation, memento, remembrancer

Examples from the Web for reminder

Contemporary Examples of reminder

Historical Examples of reminder

  • Was it an instinct, she wondered—a reminder that there was in them material for manhood?

  • My uncle seemed struck by the reminder, and became meditative.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • The discussion which followed Mr. Tidditt's reminder was long and serious.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Jed, after waiting an instant for her to speak, ventured a reminder.


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The assistant had forgotten it, too, but he was thankful for the reminder.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for reminder


  1. something that recalls the past
  2. a note to remind a person of something not done
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Word Origin and History for reminder


"something which reminds," 1650s, agent noun from remind.

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