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[fohn] /foʊn/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), phoned, phoning.
1.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; by shortening
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Examples for phoning
  • Listeners to the show began phoning in, eager to find out who the singer was.
British Dictionary definitions for phoning

phone1

/fəʊn/
noun, verb
1.
short for telephone

phone2

/fəʊn/
noun
1.
(phonetics) a single uncomplicated speech sound
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phōnē sound, voice
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Word Origin and History for phoning

phone

n.

1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.

"elementary sound of a spoken language," 1866, from Greek phone (see fame (n.)).

v.

1884, from phone (n.). Related: Phoned; phoning.

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Slang definitions & phrases for phoning

phone

Related Terms

flip phone, hold the phone


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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