telephone booth


a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone.

Origin of telephone booth

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Also called, especially British, telephone box. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for telephone booth

Historical Examples of telephone booth

  • Then, as he hastened toward a telephone-booth, he ran into a newsboy.

  • "Then I'll follow you," said the Captain as he pushed his way through the crowd to the telephone-booth.


    Alice Hegan Rice

  • He ducked out of the telephone-booth with a sensation of escape.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • He was tempted to take them out, there in the telephone-booth, and examine them for a clue.

    The Girl and The Bill

    Bannister Merwin

  • She was in a telephone-booth when I came up and looked through the window.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage