Definition of dumbphone in English:

dumbphone

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌmfəʊn
 
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noun

  • A basic mobile phone that lacks the advanced functionality characteristic of a smartphone: there are still six dumbphones out there for every smartphone
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    • More and more of us are ditching our dumbphones and adopting smartphones the world over.
    • It suffers from occasional dropped calls and lower reception than other smartphones and most dumbphones.
    • Back when we all first starting texting on our dumbphones, the sort of shorthand style that developed was perfectly reasonable.

Origin

1990s: from dumb and phone1 (as opposed to smartphone).

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