An object for recording messages to the person you call when they are not home.
My wife and I can't come to the phone right now, but if you'll leave your name and number, we'll get back to you as soon as we're finished.
by Rederickfay October 26, 2004
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An electronic device which is designed to automatically answer your phone calls. People who are too cheap to get voice mail usually have an answering machine.
I got rid of my answering machine and got voice mail instead.
by Qbert August 22, 2003
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Commonly a female who displays her emotions about a voicemail before getting off the phone. Characteristics include hand motions and the use of the word "Whatever" whilst someone is in the vicinity.
"Yo look at the shawty over there. She actin' a fool looking like a Answering Machine Actress."
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A George Costanza Answering Machine is when you record a ridiculous greeting people hear when they call your answering machine. It comes from an episode of "Seinfeld" where George's greeting is himself singing a song off key to avoid talking to his girlfriend.
I HATE calling Paul when he isn't home. He has a George Costanza Answering Machine.
by VFL98 August 26, 2014
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n.- anything that sucks or is completely pointless.
I'm sick of all the fireplace answering machine bullshit paypal puts you through to create an account.
by Grams of Justin April 05, 2005
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