Definition of Telephonist

1. Noun. Someone who helps callers get the person they are calling.

Exact synonyms: Switchboard Operator, Telephone Operator
Generic synonyms: Manipulator, Operator
Derivative terms: Telephony



Definition of Telephonist

1. Noun. A telephone operator. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Telephonist

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Telephonist

telephone system
telephone tag
telephone theory
telephone unit
telephone wire
telephoned
telephoneless
telephonelike
telephoner
telephoners
telephones
telephonic
telephonically
telephonies
telephoning
telephonist (current term)
telephonists
telephony
telephoto
telephoto lens
telephotograph
telephotographer
telephotographers
telephotographic
telephotographic lens
telephotographs
telephotography
telephotos
teleplasm
teleplasms

Literary usage of Telephonist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Workers of the Nation: An Encyclopedia of the Occupations of the American by Gilson Willets (1903)
"... TELEPHONE BUSINESS The Telephone Systems of the World—The Telephone System in the United States—Qualifying as a telephonist—Telephone Operators—Conduct ..."

2. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1903)
"On receiving a call, the telephonist sounds an alarm, and the ambulance is away in a ... The telephonist keeps the central office informed of all movements, ..."

3. Between the Lines by Boyd Cable (1915)
"The Artillery officer came hurrying and stumbling back along the trench, his telephonist labouring behind him. They stopped at the place where they had ..."

4. Between the Lines by Boyd Cable (1915)
"The Artillery officer came hurrying and stumbling back along the trench, his telephonist labouring behind him. They stopped at the place where they had ..."

5. Between the Lines by Ernest Andrew Ewart (1915)
"The Artillery officer came hurrying and stumbling back along the trench, his telephonist labouring behind him. They stopped at the place where they had ..."

6. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and by Francis Whiting Halsey (1919)
"With him sat a telephonist, his instrument at his mouth. Each time a shell burst, or the enemy made a move visible to the watcher, he glanced at his map and ..."

7. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"With him sat a telephonist, his instrument at his mouth. Each time a shell burst, or the enemy made a move visible to the watcher, he glanced at his map and ..."

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