One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A visit or call made in person.
2A telephone call in which the caller is charged only for time spent speaking to the particular person he or she has specified to the operator, plus a fixed service charge (now historical).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Willis (1806–1867).
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