walkietalkie

walkie-talkie

[waw-kee-taw-kee]
noun Radio.
a combined transmitter and receiver light enough to be carried by one person: developed originally for military use in World War II.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism; see walk, talk, -ie

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walkie-talkie or walky-talky (ˌwɔːkɪˈtɔːkɪ)
 
n , pl -talkies
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
 
walky-talky or walky-talky
 
n

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walkie-talkie
1939, popularized in World War II army slang, from walk + talk.
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