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telemarketing

[tel-uh-mahr-ki-ting]
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noun
  1. selling or advertising by telephone.
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Origin of telemarketing

Related formstel·e·mar·ket·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for telemarketing

telemarketing

noun
  1. another name for telesales
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Derived Formstelemarketer, noun

Word Origin

C20: short for tele (phone) marketing
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Word Origin and History for telemarketing

n.

1970, from tele(phone) + marketing. Related: Telemarketer (1984).

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