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robocall

Syllabification: ro·bo·call
Pronunciation: /ˈrōbōˌkôl
 
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Definition of robocall in English:

noun

US
An automated telephone call that delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company.
Example sentences
  • Republicans are blanketing key Congressional districts with annoying robo calls.
  • You've probably gotten the repeated robo calls telling you that your car's warranty is about to expire.
  • The group will not be running ads in any form and will not be making any robocalls.

Origin

1990s: blend of robot and call.

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