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walky-talky

[ waw-kee-taw-kee ]
/ ˈwɔ kiˈtɔ ki /
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noun, plural walk·y-talk·ies.

walkie-talkie.

RELATED WORDS

intercom, pager

Nearby words

walkman, walkout, walkover, walkshorts, walkway, walky-talky, walkyrie, walküre, walküre, die, wall, wall bars

Definition for walky-talky (2 of 2)

walkie-talkie

or walk·y-talk·y

[ waw-kee-taw-kee ]
/ ˈwɔ kiˈtɔ ki /

noun Radio.

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

1935–40, Americanism; see walk, talk, -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for walky-talky

walkie-talkie

walky-talky

/ (ˌwɔːkɪˈtɔːkɪ) /

noun plural -talkies

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for walky-talky

walkie-talkie


n.

1939, popularized in World War II army slang, from walk (v.) + talk (v.).

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