robocall

[ roh-boh-kawl ]
/ ˈroʊ boʊˌkɔl /

noun Digital Technology, Telecommunications.

a telephone call placed to large numbers of people by a computerized device that automatically dials the telephone numbers and plays a recorded message: Many but not all robocalls are illegal.

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Origin of robocall

First recorded in 1990–95; robo- + call (in the sense “telephone call”)
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