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robocall

[roh-boh-kawl] /ˈroʊ boʊˌkɔl/
noun
1.
a telephone call placed to large numbers of people by a computerized device that automatically dials the telephone numbers and plays a recorded message:
Many but not all robocalls are illegal.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; robo(t) + call (in the sense ‘telephone call’)
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