trunk call

noun Chiefly British.

a long-distance phone call.

Origin of trunk call

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for trunk call

buzz, ring, call

Examples from the Web for trunk call

Historical Examples of trunk call

  • He put a postal order for three-and-sixpence in his letter, to pay for a trunk-call: isn't that rather sweet of him?

    Dodo Wonders

    E. F. Benson

  • If he were going to be anxious enough not to mind the trunk-call charge he would have been anxious enough before this.


    Elisabeth von Arnim

British Dictionary definitions for trunk call

trunk call


mainly British a long-distance telephone call
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