Definitions

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  • n. An automated telemarketing phone call that uses both an autodialer and a recorded message.
  • v. To make robocalls.

Etymologies

1998, robo- +‎ call. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

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  • "An automated phone call that plays a recorded message." --Word Spy

    January 29, 2010

  • This robocall has John McCain in hot water right now:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ManvViFZ4l4&hl=en&fs=1"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ManvViFZ4l4&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    October 20, 2008