Etymology
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caller (n.)

c. 1500, "one who proclaims," agent noun from call (v.). Meaning "one who announces step changes at a dance" is short for caller-out (1882). Meaning "a social visitor" is attested from 1786; as "one who places a telephone call," 1880.

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Definitions of caller
1
caller (n.)
a social or business visitor;
Synonyms: company
caller (n.)
an investor who buys a call option;
caller (n.)
the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands;
caller (n.)
a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance;
you need a fiddler and a caller for country dancing
Synonyms: caller-out
caller (n.)
someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice;
the callers were mothers summoning their children home for dinner
caller (n.)
the person who convenes a meeting;
who is the caller of this meeting?
caller (n.)
the person initiating a telephone call;
there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone
Synonyms: caller-up / phoner / telephoner
2
caller (adj.)
providing coolness;
`caller' is a Scottish term as in `a caller breeze'
caller (adj.)
fresh;
caller fish
From wordnet.princeton.edu