a person or thing that serves to remind.

Origin of reminder

First recorded in 1645–55; remind + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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



something that recalls the past
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper