cold call

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of cold call

: a telephone call soliciting business made directly to a potential customer without prior contact or without a lead

cold-call

verb

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First Known Use of cold call

1966

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  • : a telephone call made by a business to try to sell something


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