cold call


noun

a visit or telephone call to a prospective customer without an appointment or a previous introduction.

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Origin of cold call

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for cold call

cold call

noun

a call made by a salesman on a potential customer without making an appointment

verb cold-call

to call on (a potential customer) without making an appointment
Derived Formscold caller, nouncold calling, noun

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