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  1. not listed; not entered in a list or directory: an unlisted telephone number.
  2. (of a security) not admitted to trading privileges on an exchange.
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Origin of unlisted

First recorded in 1635–45; un-1 + list1 + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for unlisted


  1. not entered on a list
  2. US and Canadian (of a telephone number or telephone subscriber) not listed in a telephone directoryBrit term: ex-directory
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Word Origin and History for unlisted


1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of list (v.). In reference to stocks, attested from 1905; of phone numbers, from 1937 (American English).

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