butt-dial

[ buht-dahy-uhl, ‐dahyl ]
/ ˈbʌtˌdaɪ əl, ‐daɪl /
Slang.

verb (used with or without object)

to unintentionally call (someone) on a cell phone in one's back pocket as a result of buttons being pressed accidentally.

noun

Also butt dial . a call made in this way: Sorry, it must have been a butt-dial.

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Origin of butt-dial

2000–05; butt1 (slang for “buttocks”) + dial

OTHER WORDS FROM butt-dial

butt-dialing, noun
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