One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An anonymous telephone call, or one that is made to threaten, annoy, or harass its recipient.
- ‘This kind of depravity is also found among people who make blank calls, or whistle at pretty women, or throw garbage on cricket fields, or scribble graffiti on historic monuments.’
- ‘They made blank calls to our rooms in the wee hours of the morning to check that we were still in our hotel rooms and not out spying.’
- ‘This is why there are blank calls.’
- ‘And why haven't you been getting a blank call?’
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