hello girl

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hello girl (plural hello girls)

  1. (dated) A female telephone operator
    • 2001, Ken Follett, Jackdaws, Dutton, ISBN 0525946284, page 162,
      Now imagine that the main automatic exchange is out of service and all those calls have to be made the old-fashioned way, by hello girls, taking ten times as long.