nine one one

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the telephone number used for emergency calls in the US.

Noun[edit]

nine one one ‎(plural nine one ones)

  1. (US) An emergency call. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (US) An emergency. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The formerly used synonym nine eleven is much less used since September 11, 2001.