Definition of Cold Message

When one person contacts a second person, but the second person was not expecting nor did request to receive that message.

Example: The recruiter cold messaged the software engineer to find out if they were interested in exploring new opportunities.


Usage of "Cold Message" by Country

Business English is used in many different countries around the world. Some of the words and phrases listed on this site will be understood everywhere Business English is used, but some words and phrases are only used in specific countries. The map below shows where "Cold Message" is most commonly used.

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"Cold Message" is in the top 30% most popular words looked up on this site.

"Cold Message" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Cold Message" was last updated in 2021.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

Answer: Find out the right answer here.

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Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like Circle Back, Thought Leader, and Offsite. We also have a Word of the Day, which is a daily Business English vocabulary word that is commonly used in the workplace.

On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 01/26/2022

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Cold Message." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1517. Accessed 01/26/2022.