Baby-bell Definition

noun
Any of the regional telephone companies created in 1984 when AT&T was ordered to divest itself of its local telephone service operations.
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Other Word Forms of Baby-bell

Noun

Singular:
baby-bell
Plural:
baby-bells

Origin of Baby-bell

  • From (Ma) Bell nickname for Bell Telephone Company after Alexander Graham Bell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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