cordless

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Etymology[edit]

cord +‎ -less [1]

Adjective[edit]

cordless (not comparable)

  1. Having no cord; especially using batteries instead of mains electricity. [1905[1]]
    Synonym: wireless
    Antonym: corded

Noun[edit]

cordless (plural cordlesses)

  1. Clipping of cordless telephone. [20th c.]
    • 1998 November 1, Albert, Susan, “five”, in Love Lies Bleeding[1], New York: Berkley Prime Crime, →ISBN, page 68:
      I picked up the cordless from the table next to my chair. It was Dolores. Her voice was thin and brittle.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “cordless”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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