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walkie-talkie

[waw-kee-taw-kee] /ˈwɔ kiˈtɔ ki/
noun, Radio.
1.
a combined transmitter and receiver light enough to be carried by one person: developed originally for military use in World War II.
Also, walky-talky.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; see walk, talk, -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for walkietalkie

walkie-talkie

/ˌwɔːkɪˈtɔːkɪ/
noun (pl) -talkies
1.
a small combined radio transmitter and receiver, usually operating on shortwave, that can be carried around by one person: widely used by the police, medical services, etc
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Word Origin and History for walkietalkie
walkie-talkie
1939, popularized in World War II army slang, from walk + talk.
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Slang definitions & phrases for walkietalkie

walkie-talkie

noun

A small and portable radio transmitter and receiver (WWII Army)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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