Definition of butt-dial in English:

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butt-dial

US informal

verb (butt-dials, butt-dialling, butt-dialled; US butt-dials, butt-dialing, butt-dialed)

[with object]
Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone: I have had several people butt-dial me, from former girlfriends to my brother
More example sentences
  • "Taylor was butt dialing me at 2.30 in the morning - whatever he was doing shouldn't have happened while we were in a relationship."
  • Pocket mode will supposedly keep you from butt dialing 9-1-1, or any other number for that matter.
  • You kept butt dialing me at the school board meeting.

noun

(butt dial)
An inadvertent call made on a mobile phone in one’s rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone: who hasn’t received a butt dial at some point, and listened to their friends chatting away, singing, or even talking to themselves?
More example sentences
  • You didn't say anything so I assumed it was another butt dial.
  • This is probably a lot handier than opening the phone app, and will result in fewer butt dials.
  • Fun fact we all learned: The 911 emergency call system gets 11,000 butt dials a day.

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