robocall

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1998, robo- +‎ call.

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robocall (plural robocalls)

  1. An automated telemarketing phone call that uses both an autodialer and a recorded message.

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robocall (third-person singular simple present robocalls, present participle robocalling, simple past and past participle robocalled)

  1. To make robocalls.
    • 2007, Jackson Thoreau, Born to Cheat: How Bush, Cheney, Rove & Co. Broke the Rules—from the Sandlot to the White House[1], page 197:
      Republicans robo-called Americans during their dinner and evening hours, blaming the annoying calls on Democrats.

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