telephonist
noun Date: 1880 British a telephone switchboard operator

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  • telephonist — te‧leph‧o‧nist [tˈlefənst] noun [countable] someone whose job is to connect telephone calls at a switchboard or telephone exchange * * * telephonist UK US /təˈlefənɪst/ noun [C] UK OLD FASHIONED ► COMMUNICATIONS someone whose job is to connect… …   Financial and business terms

  • telephonist — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an operator of a telephone switchboard …   English terms dictionary

  • telephonist — [tel′ə fōn΄ist, tə lef′ə nist] n. [Chiefly Brit.] a telephone switchboard operator …   English World dictionary

  • telephonist — UK [təˈlefənɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms telephonist : singular telephonist plural telephonists British someone who works for a business or organization answering the telephone and directing calls to the right people …   English dictionary

  • telephonist — [[t]tɪle̱fənɪst[/t]] telephonists N COUNT A telephonist is someone who works at a telephone exchange or whose job is to answer the telephone for a business or other organization. [BRIT] Syn: operator …   English dictionary

  • Telephonist — Telefonvermittlungsamt 1902 Ein Telefonist (oder Telefonoperator) ist ein Mitarbeiter im Fernsprechverkehr, dessen Aufgabe es ist, Telefongespräche anzunehmen und an die gewünschten Teilnehmer zu vermitteln. In früheren Telefonzentralen musste… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • telephonist — /teuh lef euh nist, tel euh foh /, n. Chiefly Brit. a telephone switchboard operator. [1875 80; TELEPHONE + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • telephonist — noun a telephone operator …   Wiktionary

  • telephonist — te|leph|o|nist [tıˈlefənıst] n BrE someone whose job is to connect telephone calls to people in a large organization …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • telephonist — tel|e|phon|ist [ tə lefənıst ] noun count BRITISH someone who works for a business or organization answering the telephone and directing calls to the right people: SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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