Definition of caller in English:

caller

noun

  • 1A person who pays a brief visit or makes a telephone call.

    ‘a special advice line was swamped by hundreds of callers’
    ‘the bailiff was a frequent caller’
    • ‘Switches are devices used to route telephone calls from callers to receivers.’
    • ‘Hundreds of callers have been supporting the very close-knit family at their home in Cashel.’
    • ‘The equipment is so sophisticated it can even pinpoint some of the hundreds of hoax callers who plague police every year.’
    • ‘An anonymous caller telephoned the Evening Press, claiming the library was ‘under siege’ by teenage thugs.’
    • ‘She loved to visit the neighbours and friends around her home place in Mayo Abbey and was a frequent caller to Gowel.’
    • ‘Since its inception in Lismore 200 queries, by personal callers, telephone and letter, have been dealt with.’
    • ‘The district council has set up recorded information so telephone callers can find out the state of play.’
    • ‘The only caller who paid visits with regularity was Eaton Foster, though he did not come of his own accord.’
    • ‘Adding to his grief and pain was the number of frequent callers who wished to visit the famed author.’
    • ‘Wallace put it back to his caller that if you visited a casino, his analogy was that you could bet on the red or the black in roulette and if you call correctly you get to look like a genius.’
    • ‘They had traced the caller's telephone number and were trying to identify the property involved, but Sally had by that time made contact on another number.’
    • ‘From early on they became frequent callers, and we had many interesting discussions.’
    • ‘My secretary stopped answering my telephone because callers swore at her.’
    • ‘That's the message from Surrey police after bogus callers stole hundreds of pounds from vulnerable victims in one day.’
    • ‘The array of brief conversations with callers reinforces the frantic shifting of thoughts from one conversation to another.’
    • ‘Paddy is a frequent caller to his friends in Galway when he is there on business.’
    • ‘Police in Southend are warning residents to beware of bogus callers who visit the area as summer approaches.’
    • ‘The pack has been published in large print and offers advice for householders when receiving a visit from a caller claiming to represent the company.’
    • ‘In the initial contact with the potential client, brief details are taken and then an appointment is arranged for a claims manager to visit the caller.’
    • ‘He was a frequent caller to us and we enjoyed many lengthy chats.’
    comer, entrant, newcomer, new boy, new girl, incomer
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  • 2A person who calls out numbers in a game of bingo or directions in a dance.

    ‘a barn dance with a persuasive caller’
    • ‘Paul O'Grady is Ray, bingo caller and manager, who presides over a motley staff.’
    • ‘Out of the activity, the caller emerges and the dancers play a version of ‘follow the leader.’’
    • ‘For many years he was the most popular caller at Mount Sion Bingo and as a mark of respect, Bingo was cancelled at venues throughout the South East.’
    • ‘It seems as though Ray's numbers are up as Paul O'Grady returns as the savage-tongued bingo caller, whose house is most definitely not in order.’
    • ‘It affects mainly those who are on the phone all day long, but victims also include teachers, shop assistants and even bingo callers.’
    • ‘In the past - the days when the callers wore glitzy sequinned suits and interspersed games of bingo with tired jokes - it may have been mainly the preserve of older women.’
    • ‘Of course the bingo was called by our favourite caller Jack Fraser.’
    • ‘This coming fall he will commence his 50th Year as a Square Dance caller.’
    • ‘The station was loaded up with apprentice bingo callers and Algonquin grads who were grateful to have a job.’
    • ‘A call went out for bingo callers for Monday night.’
    • ‘Others ask the bingo caller to touch their tickets, request books from the top or bottom of the pile and go along with a lucky bingo buddy.’
    • ‘He loved music and was a caller at local barn dances and enjoyed sequence dances.’
    • ‘We got the school newsletter and it was praising Liam for being a ‘top notch bingo caller and promising stand-up comedian’.’
    • ‘He won the regional final of the bingo caller of the year award which was held in Swindon yesterday.’
    • ‘Of course, the appeal of a given dance also depends on the caller being able to teach the figures and the dancers being able to execute them!’
    • ‘But then life intervened and he went off to Wales to seek fame and fortune as a bingo caller.’
    • ‘There's no nudity or vulgar language, someone is always willing to take your drink order, and the bingo caller is always hot.’
    • ‘A line dancing class turns up with a dance caller, Kurt.’
    • ‘We wish a speedy recovery to Delia Rockett, the popular bingo caller at the Wander Inn.’
    • ‘Two bingo callers in those earlier years were appointed.’
    1. 2.1Australian, NZ A racing or sports commentator.
      ‘an experienced caller from the commentary team’
      • ‘Those of us in Melbourne will know that he has quickly become one of the higher profile AFL callers and commentators.’

Pronunciation

caller

/ˈkɔːlə/