cold call(redirected from cold-called)
1. verb To make an unsolicited phone call or visit to a person or business, usually to sell something. I've never been hung up on so much in my life—these people I'm cold calling just are not interested in my spiel.
2. noun Such a phone call or visit. Time to make cold calls to the people in this building now.
tv. to call a sales prospect from a list of persons one has never met. Things have to be pretty bad when the senior brokers at a major house have to cold call people to get business.