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[tel-uh-mahr-ki-ting] /ˈtɛl əˌmɑr kɪ tɪŋ/
selling or advertising by telephone.
Origin of telemarketing
Related forms
telemarketer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for telemarketing
  • Screen your calls and you won't get unwanted telemarketing calls.
  • One rapidly growing pile is for a telemarketing job paying less than a third of the city's average wage.
  • And right now, he or she is weighing job opportunities in telemarketing.
  • It is the largest penalty yet levied for telemarketing violations.
  • The telemarketing industry is infamous for overly aggressive selling tactics and deceptive practices.
  • telemarketing scams are illegal under federal and state law.
  • Lists some of the newest fraudulent telemarketing pitches and how to respond.
  • Often companies will contract with telemarketing companies to market their services for them.
British Dictionary definitions for telemarketing


another name for telesales
Derived Forms
telemarketer, noun
Word Origin
C20: short for tele(phone) marketing
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Word Origin and History for telemarketing

1970, from tele(phone) + marketing. Related: Telemarketer (1984).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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