crank call

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crank call

A phone call that is typically anonymous and done as a joke or prank. The caller's message is usually wacky or makes little sense. Why are we getting so many annoying crank calls all of a sudden?
See also: call, crank
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"So if you are bored feel free to send her abusive messages or do a crank call, its obviously what she's into," (sic) his post read as he included the number.
Laffer net set up a `Net-based service where users can enter a phone number and a related e-mail address to initiate a crank call. Victims will then get an e-mail message explaining the gag.