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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English callar, equivalent to call +‎ -er.

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caller (plural callers)

  1. (telephony) The person who makes a telephone call.
    - I've got someone on the line.
    - Who's the caller?
  2. A visitor.
    a gentleman caller
  3. (bingo) The person who stands at the front of the hall and announces the numbers.
  4. (programming) A function that calls another (the callee).
  5. A whistle or similar item used to call foxes.
  6. (dance) The person who directs dancers in certain dances, such as American line dances and square dances.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of calver.

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AdjectiveEdit

caller (comparative mair caller, superlative maist caller)

  1. Fresh (of food, especially fish).
    Wha'll buy my caller herrin’, / New drawn frae the Forth? (Caroline Oliphaunt, ‘Caller Herrin'’)
  2. Cool.