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
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.
by Qbert August 22, 2003
by Fagbot and jessor December 27, 2003
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.
by Hunter S. Thompsonian February 01, 2008
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.
by VFL98 August 26, 2014