- n. UK, New Zealand A telephone containing a built-in device for recording incoming callers’ messages for later retrieval.
- answer + (tele)phone (Wiktionary)
“‘The message on my answerphone was a bit garbled,’ she said, ‘so I didn’t exactly understand why she needed this statement from me.”
“In the second hour of the show, they go on to call the answerphone back about three times to apologise and it makes for some brilliantly funny radio ...”
“I think I like the word "answerphone" better; may continue use.”
“Fun note: today I almost sincerely called an answering machine an "answerphone", like the British.”
“He sounded lonely, miserable and desperate, and even sang, 'We Can Work it Out' into the answerphone.”
“A few days earlier, Russell had called me when I was at a rehearsal and left a message, something about me needing to break into my grandparents' house and destroy their answerphone, but I thought he'd just gone a bit mad again.”
“Siobhan shook her head in grim amusement as Orbison came to his vaguely masturbatory climax and the answerphone clicked off.”
“She leaned over and pressed the play button on the answerphone.”
“Instantly, she recoiled when the rich thrum of a guitar blossomed from the answerphone speaker and the high male voice took flight: Roy Orbison again, and creepier than ever.”
“At last she got hold of the answerphone and found the button.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘answerphone’.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
British English that's not in American English
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