caller

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English[edit]

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Agent noun of call.

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caller (plural callers)

  1. The person who made a telephone call.
    - I've got someone on the line.
    - Who's the caller?
  2. A visitor.
    a gentleman caller
  3. (bingo) The person who stands at the front of the hall and announces the numbers.
  4. (computing, programming) The function that calls another (the callee).
  5. A whistle or similar item used to call foxes.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of calver.

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caller (comparative mair caller, superlative maist caller)

  1. Fresh (of food, especially fish).
    Wha'll buy my caller herrin’, / New drawn frae the Forth? (Caroline Oliphaunt, ‘Caller Herrin'’)