telemarketing

[tel-uh-mahr-ki-ting]
noun
selling or advertising by telephone.

Origin:
tele-1 + marketing

telemarketer, noun
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telemarketing (ˈtɛlɪˌmɑːkɪtɪŋ)
 
n
another name for telesales
 
[C20: short for tele(phone) marketing]
 
'telemarketer
 
n

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Main Entry:  telemarketer
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See telephone solicitor
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Word Origin & History

telemarketing
1980, from tele(phone) + marketing.
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Example sentences
Hostile neighbors and dogs could have their say, followed by a truly nasty
  encounter with a telemarketer.
He's been raising money faster than a telemarketer for almost a year and a half.
Depending on your long-distance provider, that stranger with the thick accent
  may not be a telemarketer or a prank caller.
If you're a senior citizen and feel you've been scammed by a phony
  telemarketer, listen up.
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