caller


caller

noun

  1. a person or thing that calls.
  2. a person who makes a short visit.
  3. Dance. a person who directs the movements of dancers, as at a hoedown or square dance, by calling out the successive figures as the music plays.

adjective Scot. and North England.

  1. (of fruit, fish, vegetables, etc.) fresh; recently picked or caught.
  2. refreshing.

noun

  1. a person or thing that calls, esp a person who makes a brief visit
  2. Australian a racing commentator

adjective Scot

  1. (of food, esp fish) fresh
  2. coola caller breeze
n.

c.1500, “one who proclaims,” agent noun from call (v.). Meaning “one who announces step changes at a dance” is recorded from 1882; “one who places a telephone call,” 1898. Meaning “a social visitor” is attested from 1786.

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