Definition of Rolodex in English:


Syllabification: Ro·lo·dex
Pronunciation: /ˈrōləˌdeks


North American trademark
  • 1A desktop card index used to record names, addresses, and telephone numbers, in the form of a rotating spindle or a small tray to which removable cards are attached.
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    • For the average company, hiring a trucking outfit to move finished goods or raw materials demands a phone, a pen, a Rolodex, and a trailer load of patience.
    • His eyes settled on a Rolodex, nestled between the telephone and the raised edge of the desktop, and he reached for it with a soft grunt of satisfaction.
    • A quick look in her Rolodex later, Chelsea punches in Danielle Nichols' cell phone number.
  • 1.1 informal A person’s list of business contacts and friends.
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    • He has a platinum Rolodex of friends and contacts whose scope boggles the mind.
    • The ace analysts are mostly seasoned vets with Rolodexes of industry contacts.
    • Don't have a deep Rolodex full of friends who can help you get a job?

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