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- n. a person who operates a telephone switchboard
- n. a person who provides assistance in establishing a connection, or who provides information or takes messages via the telephone
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- n. someone who helps callers get the person they are calling
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Every time that I went to a hotel, they would bribe the telephone operator to tell them all about my telephone ... to let them in on all my telephone conservations, and if I lay down for a nap or something, to tell them that, "He's napping right now, but he left word to call him in twenty minutes or something like that."