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No, this is not a slangy euphemism for a seedy hideout. In India, the abbreviation STD stands for Subscriber Trunk Dialing, which is the same thing as direct dialing. Ergo, an STD booth is a little cubicle in public places out of which you might make a long-distance call.

Usage

"Is there a pay phone nearby?"
"What?"
"I want to make a phone call. Is there a phone booth nearby?"
"Local call?"
"No, I have to call Tirukkarugavur, in Tanjavur district."
"Just you go to the STD booth there. It is also having ISD facility."
Added 2011-09-07 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

STD, ISD

Terms referencing this

Dollar Store, STD
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