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robo-call

robo-call n. an automated (telemarketing) phone call. Editorial Note: Robo, from robot, is a long-standing prefix used to indicate automation or mechanization. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

ringman

ringman  n.— «By a direct phone link, the Ontario buyers will be able to place bids with the ringman, who will pass them on to the auctioneer.» —“Western cattle make star trek to help bridge regional gap” by Robert...

robo-call

robo-call  n.— «As far as telemarketers go, ask them to remove you from their list, if they continue to call (or if its a robo-call) then (don’t know about availability in other states) start hitting *57 (call trace) which logs the number...

pretexting

pretexting  n.— «Another method is “pretexting,” in which the data broker or investigator pretends to be the cell phone account holder and persuades the carrier’s employees to release the information.» —“Online Data Gets...

doolie

doolie  n.— «During basic, “doolies”—a term for freshmen that comes from a Greek word for slave—are not allowed any outside contact except for letters and one phone call halfway through.» —“‘Basic’ advice right at...

rubber ear

rubber ear  n.— «Mooney was getting a rubber ear from listening to all the complaints and excuses, and the phone rang and Mooney snatched it up and snapped, “Forget it!”» —by William Diehl Chameleon , 1981...