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walky-talky

[waw-kee-taw-kee]
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noun, plural walk·y-talk·ies.
  1. walkie-talkie.
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walkie-talkie

or walk·y-talk·y

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

1935–40, Americanism; see walk, talk, -ie
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Related Words for walky-talky

intercom, pager, walky-talky

British Dictionary definitions for walky-talky

walkie-talkie

walky-talky

noun plural -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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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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