Definition of Rolodex in English:

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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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Ro·lo·dex

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