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walky-talky

[waw-kee-taw-kee] /ˈwɔ kiˈtɔ ki/
noun, plural walky-talkies.

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.
Origin of walkie-talkie
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; see walk, talk, -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for walkytalky

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 walkytalky

walkie-talkie

n.

1939, popularized in World War II army slang, from walk (v.) + talk (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for walkytalky

walker

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