walkie-talkie

or walk·y-talk·y

[ waw-kee-taw-kee ]
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nounRadio.
  1. a combined transmitter and receiver light enough to be carried by one person: developed originally for military use in World War II.

Origin of walkie-talkie

1
1935–40, Americanism;see walk, talk, -ie

Words Nearby walkie-talkie

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How to use walkie-talkie in a sentence

  • Each security man had been informed by the miniature walkie-talkie he wore.

    Space Platform | Murray Leinster
  • "Might be relaying messages on from a walkie-talkie or something like that," Buck commented.

    The Defiant Agents | Andre Alice Norton
  • In the airlessness, anything anybody said by walkie-talkie could be heard by everybody.

    Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • A black-haired housewife spied them over her back fence, crossed herself and grabbed her walkie-talkie from the laundry basket.

    Bread Overhead | Fritz Reuter Leiber

British Dictionary definitions for walkie-talkie

walkie-talkie

walky-talky

/ (ˌwɔːkɪˈtɔːkɪ) /


nounplural -talkies
  1. a small combined radio transmitter and receiver, usually operating on shortwave, that can be carried around by one person: widely used by the police, medical services, etc

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