telephone booth

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Origin of telephone booth

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Also called, especially British, telephone box.
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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.

    Quin

    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