the process of approaching prospective customers or clients, typically via telephone, who were not expecting such an interaction. The word "cold" is sometimes thought of as being used because the person receiving the call is not expecting a call or has not specifically asked to be contacted by a sales person. It is pretty much another word of telemarketing
I hate when those people from overseas are cold calling me to sell me insurance that I already have.
by primetangent April 24, 2008
Calling random people , and trying to make them buy or donate something they really don't want to and often just hang up because sales people have no soul.
Cold Caller: Hello my name is ___ calling for ..
Random person: Fuck off and take me off your lists now! (hang up)also see cold calling
by fuckmy_non-existant_life September 24, 2009
1. Attempting to sell a package of TV channels to a person who does not own a TV.

2. Attempting to get the person who has just stated that he does not own a TV to go and buy a TV.

3. Attempting to convince this person to go and find all his friends and family members who have a TV to switch to the package of TV channels being offered.

4. Attempting to convince the same person who has already has a mobile phone with 17 months on his contract left to run that he should break his contract in order to buy a new mobile phone from the cold caller.

5. Attempting to convince the same person who still doesn't want a TV package or new mobile phone that he should purchase a backup phone in case his current mobile is lost.

I am that person, and this is a true story.
Hi Mr. Hopeful Target, I am giving you a cold call today out of desperation to meet my sales quota at 1.53am to offer you an exclusive package of channels for the television that you don't have!
by Joe Coffee July 20, 2011
Some poor schmuck tethered to a phone peddling shitty mechandise or services to random numbers.
Craig G. Sat in a cubicle calling random people all day trying to sell them shitty stocks which he knows nothing about. What a cold calling cocksucker!
by Frankie2times February 14, 2016
This is when you randomly call people you don't know on FB messenger like a fucking loser. This will not get you laid, this is cringey and pathetic.

DON'T DO THIS!
This guy kept trying to Booty Cold Call my girl last night like a creep.
by Vinny Pumps April 30, 2022
the annoying cunt/s that has been ringing my gaff on a daily basis for the last two months trying to sell me shit that i don't need.

should really target the elderly or disabled.
"hello and how are you today?"
"fuck off, I don't want to buy any of your shit and i told you the same thing yesterday"
"oh, that's nice...well I am wondering if perhaps you may be interested in purchasing a..."
"FUCK OFF!!!"

*hangs up phone*

"who was that on the phone?"
"just one of them cold calling cunts"
"man, i hate those guys"
"nah, this one was a bitch"
"man, i hate those bitches"

*phone rings at the same time the next day with the same or some other cunt on the end of the line*
by Jim Burkey December 13, 2005
the annoying cunt/s that has been ringing my gaff on a daily basis for the last two months trying to sell me shit that i don't need.

should really target the elderly or disabled.
"hello and how are you today?"
"fuck off, I don't want to buy any of your shit and i told you the same thing yesterday"
"oh, that's nice...well I am wondering if perhaps you may be interested in purchasing a..."
"FUCK OFF!!!"

*hangs up phone*

"who was that on the phone?"
"just one of them cold calling cunts"
"man, i hate those guys"
"nah, this one was a bitch"
"man, i hate those bitches"

*phone rings at the same time the next day with the same or some other cunt on the end of the line*
by Jim Burkey December 13, 2005