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
Words nearby cold call
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British Dictionary definitions for cold call
a call made by a salesman on a potential customer without making an appointment
to call on (a potential customer) without making an appointment
Derived forms of cold callcold caller, nouncold calling, noun
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